The Antidote to Self-Obsession Is Awe

“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.”

Kristin Wong
Forge
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4 min readJul 15, 2021

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Is she mad at me? I wondered. I had met a new-ish friend for lunch the week before, and after our hangout, I texted her. “Had a great time,” I said. “Let’s do it again soon!” She never responded. Naturally…

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Kristin Wong
Forge
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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.