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Disparate Values

I often say people never really change, and to some extent I believe it.

But somewhere, in the process of not registering to vote, letting my subscription to the American Prospect expire, giving up on the concept of social justice, deliberately avoiding politics, accepting the concept of soulmates as a statistical farce, and deciding that environmentalism was silly since the Earth would survive pretty much anything, I became too jaded for her.

Or maybe I only liked her because she reminded me of those parts of myself that I lost, and didn’t even realize I missed. Those idealistic parts that cared so much about everything they were constantly upset, but have since become completely apathetic.

Either way, it was the saddest realization I’ve had in a long time.

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