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August 16 2012

The Spoon Theory

Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is – Whatever

Dudes. Imagine life here in the US — or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world — is a massive role playing game, like World of Warcraft except appallingly mundane, where most quests involve the acquisition of money, cell phones and donuts, although not always at the same time. Let’s call it The Real World. You have installed The Real World on your computer and are about to start playing, but first you go to the settings tab to bind your keys, fiddle with your defaults, and choose the difficulty setting for the game. Got it?
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