August 25, 2023
2 min read

On self-respect, feeling rich & classic films

It's Sunday. A day rest and reenergize the mind. Or dive into a project that's inspiring you. Or perhaps you're sleeping in and doing nothing at all. Or you may have a full workday ahead of you.

We're not here to tell you how to spend your days. We're here to share what's been on our minds this week.

💭 These comics by Anna-Laura Sullivan

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💭 This essay by Joan Didion on self-respect

An excerpt:

"To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

If we do not respect ourselves, we are on the one hand forced to despise those who have so few resources as to consort with us, so little perception as to remain blind to our fatal weaknesses. On the other, we are peculiarly in thrall to everyone we see, curiously determined to live out — since our self-image is untenable — their false notion of us.

We flatter ourselves by thinking this compulsion to please others an attractive trait: a gist for imaginative empathy, evidence of our willingness to give. Of course I will play Francesca to your Paolo, Helen Keller to anyone’s Annie Sullivan; no expectation is too misplaced, no role too ludicrous. At the mercy of those we cannot but hold in contempt, we play roles doomed to failure before they are begun, each defeat generating fresh despair at the urgency of divining and meeting the next demand made upon us."

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💭This movie

A classic film befitting a languid, late-August holiday mood, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” remains beautiful and haunting upon every re-watch.

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