Tag Archives: suffering

“I recognize you.”

The academic fetish of Black and Indigenous voice, authenticity, and suffering is predicated on the whitest politics of recognition.

Suffering for your art?

More like suffering from a cliché.

Do I suffer?

Endurance of suffering builds character; cessation of suffering releases character.

It is easy to fall silent before pain.

A democratic politics depends upon us continuing to speak out and speak on.

Mental suffering.

It is bad to suffer from an ignorance that one does not know; it is even worse to suffer from a knowledge that one does not understand.

When I am hurt, I am hurt.

No need to double the suffering with an insufferable investment.

There is suffering.

There you are too.

Pain and suffering.

There might be pain, but there is no suffering without ignorance.


Imagining the vastness of the universe either intensifies the world’s suffering or intimates the self’s impermanence.

Your enemy rots in a prison.

If you are anything like me, this fantasy elicits compassion to the same degree it satisfies an urge to inflict suffering.