There are much smarter people out there writing much more articulate pieces on this, but here we go — I think the language around how “anti-Asian hate and violence is on the rise” really obscures the reality that this country has propagated anti-Asian violence at every moment in its history.
jan. 23, 2021–11:48am
“Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion, that’s art, that’s life.”
— Phil Ochs
we were not put on this planet
to work, struggle, and compete,
to toil away our days in cubicles, factories, and…
my first apology is that i’m writing this in a language not your own;
my second is that i’m writing it too late.
i’ve always felt that,
by looking or thinking about my parents,
i was tethering myself to the world,
as if, by holding onto their existence, i was validating my…
Let me start by acknowledging my privilege and by telling you a secret.
My family is considered upper middle-class — we have financial stability, own two cars purchased within the last four years, and my parents are both working professionals. I’m a college graduate with no student loans working in…
One of the hardest adjustments I’ve had to make transitioning from college and starting my career was understanding that, in the real world, there are rarely right and wrong answers. Many things are relative, and you need a healthy amount of confusion tolerance to not go crazy.
In school, we’re…