David Rakoff on writing

“[I]f seated at the computer, I check my email conservatively 30,000 times a day. When I am writing, I must have a snack, call a friend, or abuse myself every ten minutes. I used to think that this was nothing more than the difference between those things we do for love and those we do for money. But that can’t be the whole story. I didn’t always write for a living, and even back when it was my most fondly held dream to one day be able to do so, writing was always difficult. Writing is like pulling teeth. From my dick.”

David Rakoff, Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Living Your Principles

[T]o truly be Good, you have to stand in that group of people and say, “No, I do not agree with your lie. I will not participate in your lie passively just in order to make this a happy party or to make everybody feel fine.” And I feel like a lot of times I … Read more

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