Reckoning with anti-Asian hate in a country my grandparents believed in so desperately

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What could grow if we stopped forcing everything to be perfect?

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What other writers have taught me

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We put a lot of pressure on an emotion that can be just as easily evoked by a warm donut

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“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.”

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As busy, anxious adults, is it possible to relive those carefree days?

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“We waste our lives trying to recreate these zones of safety, which are always falling apart.”

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And more importantly, the lessons learned.

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Digital intimacy is no substitute for IRL connection.

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Shutting people out in the name of ‘self-care’ ultimately feels like self-destruction

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, and Glamour magazine.

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