« Thoughts Inspired by Roxane Gay's Book "Hunger," or, Women in The Gym | Main | Book Note: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay »

Wednesday, July 12, 2017



Well, I am not an American. But as an Indian I could relate to most of your concerns. We are too often stuck in the idealistic goals that we do not see what are going through in our daily life. We are so proud of our great old times that we don't realize we haven't created anything great yet!


To build on what you wrote, I think it's essential to care about the "greater good" and care about things larger than just yourself, your immediate family, and the time span of your own lifetime. A lot of these things can only be expected once the basic needs of a person are met -- I'm thinking of Maslow's hierarchy here -- someone who doesn't have his or her basic needs met isn't usually going to have the bandwidth to care about bigger picture items.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

August 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31