Or so it seems…. That’s one of those false dichotomies continually spread, the stories that keep us trapped in a world of only two unappealing options: Pick the one that keeps you alive the longest, and you only wish you were dead. Not that it’s easy to break through the dichotomy and quit playing the game. Maybe it isn’t always possible. I’m going to keep trying though.
Thanks for writing this piece. Bartleby is one of my favorite (most haunting) literary characters and now I understand why.