I Am a Meme Now — And So Are You

Maybe wisdom is accepting that you don’t get to decide who you are

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You can’t write — or live — if you imagine the whole world watching over your shoulder, waiting for you to screw up, ready to mock or vilify you.

At some point you have to accept that other people’s perceptions of you are as valid as (and probably a lot more objective than) your own.

Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.

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