In Trump’s America, where the veneer of American idealism and tolerance has been ripped away to reveal something sickening, my childhood memories have started to morph.
I’ve discovered that it is not my own identity that I am at war with, but how the people around me are responding to it. In this era of modernity and global access, how have we not figured out how to identify with people who are not exactly like us?
Thanks to sites like Buzzfeed, the popularity of finding how Which Jane Austen Character You Are? or How Hipster Are You, Really? have become the internet activity du jour. What is the fascination with quizzes?
Let me give you some advice. Not the kind of prosaic, highly patronizing advice often given on career advice websites. Not the kind of smug, vague advice given by successful veterans of the work force who feel very little sympathy for entry level employees…
Ever heard about the stereotype of the Angry New Yorker? What if it happens to be true — and what’s up with that?