“Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.” I really love this article by Tim Kreider and it’s been a good reminder to me to examine … Continue reading

A really, really fascinating take on empathy and how it relates to class. One of the things Graeber says is that the ability to not have to care about others is in itself a privilege, which may explain the dearth of it among the wealthiest segments of the population. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/26/caring-curse-working-class-austerity-solidarity-scourge