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…

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