A very powerful piece, Annie.

It brings to mind:

“You should be happy to have a job.”

I’ve had this very conversation with so many people. It’s slavery, nothing more, nothing less. So we’re supposed to feel good about it?

Oh, and this one, often heard from young people:

“You have to earn my respect.”

Ummmm, no. Everyone has the right to be respected. It can be lost but should never have to be earned initially.

Thank you, it’s a very insightful essay.

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