In 2020, when I lived two blocks from a hospital in Queens, shit started hitting the fan in my neighborhood well before it was even on the radar of my relatives outside of the city. That’s when I started developing The Relativity Theory of Everything.
The Relativity Theory of COVID Cautiousness
The Relativity Theory of Being a Snowflake
Everyone has A Thing—something that they’re just a little bit more sensitive about than others. Something that they might notice quicker than other people in the room.
Because we don’t like to think that we’re snowflakes, we’re fast to avoid this charge by pointing out other areas of life where our emotions don’t get involved quite as easily.
Just remember: everyone has A Thing that came from somewhere. You have your own reasons for feeling like things aren’t fair, or a “hook” you can point to for feeling disadvantaged—even if you don’t advertise it. Maybe you can’t see someone else’s thing, but it’s just as real as yours: