“Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”
David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness
Zat Rana

Could it be interpreted that Wallace was not, in fact, condemning the belief (a semantic truism) that we are all different? His response, in the second quote, offers that his realization of others’ aptitude is beneficial — a fact that alludes to the necessity of differentiation. In this model, the “snowflake syndrome” takes into account that while all snowflakes are unique — they’re all snowflakes.

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