Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

I Couldn’t Wait To Be an Adult!

What’s up with young folks’ complaints about “adulting”?

I don’t enjoy shopping, but I’d rather do it myself than outsource it to a shopping service. My goal when I enter any store is to find what I am looking for, make the purchase, and get the hell out. If I can do that within five or ten minutes, all the better.

On a visit to Target, all I needed was a new ink cartridge for my home printer. Having found it, I was heading to this introvert’s favorite retail innovation — the self-checkout — when I saw a display…

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Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson

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Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen, traveler