The need to connect with people through shared experience is one of the most human parts of humanity. People will hang on to that even after they’ve given up on almost everything else. And I think that connection forged by pain is even stronger than that forged by joy. It doesn’t sound bad, because unlike shared joy, which results in a compound effect, sharing pain results in alleviation of that pain. And it’s sometimes the only thing that alleviates it.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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