Thursday, May 9, 2024

Quote of the Day (Roxane Gay, on the Trouble With Complaining)

“Complaining allows us to acknowledge the imperfect without having to take action—it lets us luxuriate in inertia. We all have grand ideas about what life would be like if only we had this, or did that, or lived there. Perhaps complaining helps bridge the vast yawn between these fantasy selves and reality.” — American fiction writer, essayist, editor, and social commentator Roxane Gay, “Why I Stopped Whining,” Reader’s Digest, May 2015

The image accompanying this post of Roxane Gay was taken Oct. 22, 2015, by Eva Blue in Montreal, Canada during an interview by Rachel Zellars.

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