If you can still relate to Wallace fine, though a curious choice, since finding “meaning and…
Mateo D
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Mateo, with due respect it’s exactly some of humanity’s wisest, most sensitive and perceptive participants (artists or not) who because of their more exposed, self-inflicted risk-taking turn to substance abuse. This isn’t a justification it’s a fact, and the cause doesn’t detract from the fruits of their labor. Nothing in life is statistically 100% certain. His own life falls outside the “normalcy” he’s entreating others to embrace. So he’s off the Bell curve to begin with.