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On the unimportance of XYZ

This paragraph has broader application than it’s original context. Cheers for mild nihilism.

If you have had that kind of ferocious condescension aimed at you, you may have ended up feeling bad or inadequate about [XYZ]. If so, I hope it brings some relief to learn that this power dynamic was probably the real objective of the person who berated you. Not only wouldn’t a kind or caring person try to humiliate you about something so petty and meaningless, a normal, healthy mind would recognize that in the scheme of things it doesn’t matter whether a person [XYZ]. Because in the whole history of the universe [XYZ] has not caused irreparable harm, gross insult, lasting disease, mass hysteria, or, in fact, any negative effect on the human species whatsoever.

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