Protective Skepticism Makes You Numb
Digging for your desires makes joy possible.
Los Surrealistas (1956) by Bridget Bate Tichenor
This week’s Ask Polly letter comes from a woman who has slowly been withdrawing from the outside world since she had a child four years ago. Even though she’s not wrong about how disappointing the world can be, she’s embraced skepticism and lowered her expectations so dramatically that she’s starting to be…