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The Partnered Pen

The Chauvinism of Suffering

You think YOU have it bad?

Don’t we revel in our pain? Oh, how we love to moan — moan+boast=moast — about how bad things are for us. You think I kid? Ask any New Yorker of a (ahem) certain age where they were on 9/11. Then just sit back and watch the agony tumble out. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the further from the actual horror, the more sustained the howl.

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