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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

A friendly, shitty reminder

Something to remember when you feel like you’re falling into a black hole of anxiety and stress:

There were folks—individuals, families, and entire civilizations—who worried about the exact same things you’re worrying about.

• How do I take care of myself? • How do I maintain my relationships? • What’s the best way to spend my time?

Entire empires and dynasties have come and gone. Do you know any Samarians or Mayans?

Probably not. That will be you one day.

Do you know you’re great great grandmother? Probably not.

One day, you’ll be that great great grandmother that no one remembers.

That sounds really shitty, but it’s the truth.

I’m not saying you don’t matter and you’re not allowed to feel anxious. I’m saying that sometimes it’s useful to remember:

At the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of pretty smart chimpanzees walking around on a floating rock like ants in space zooming around at 18,000 miles per hour.



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