Against attention scolding: Stop policing people’s so-called distractions | Curio

Against attention scolding: Stop policing people’s so-called distractions

9 mins | Jun 25, 2018

“I’m sorry you had to go through that, but others have it worse.” If I had a nickel for every time people I shared my hardships with responded this way, I’d have... well, a lot of nickels. Surely, what matters is how it made you feel? In light of celebrated designer Kate Spade’s apparent suicide in June 2018, Mary Elizabeth Williams, writing in Salon, explains why minimizing people’s legitimate suffering because other people suffer differently is callous and harmful.

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