You’re Doing it Wrong

The language of self-help has changed the way we speak to each other.

Adeline Dimond
18 min readFeb 20, 2024

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John Biglin in a Single Scull, Thomas Eakins, 1873 | Metropolitan Museum of Art, Open Access Program

The other night I visited my mother at her assisted living facility. She rejected the dinner of corned beef and cabbage (too spicy), and I took it home in a styrofoam container. As I sat in traffic on the 10 freeway, I reached over with one hand and popped chunks of corned beef in my mouth. Then I did the same…

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