‘Private Choices Have Public Consequences’

July 1, 2021

‘Private Choices Have Public Consequences’:

None of these personal choices actually make anything better for the person making them. In the case of the vaccine, those choices have devastating downstream impacts for all the people who glance off the choice-maker as they carve their personal hero’s journeys through the world. None of this matters as much as the idea that the choice is theirs to make.

This is not the original essay, but that was paywalled and the kottke.org summary captures a good selection.

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