Tag: complacency

Hinterland, Week Five: Complacency’s Ugly Stepsister

Hinterland, Week Five: Complacency’s Ugly Stepsister

People, let’s talk about a thing:

Why does it feel like being content isn’t really allowed? Or at the very least, not really encouraged?

We say it’s allowed and say it’s encouraged, but aren’t we all constantly striving for more? Don’t we tend to judge people who aren’t striving for more and put them in the “not trying hard enough” pile?

And by “we” and “people,” of course I mean “me.”

I’ve noticed how quick I am to be defensive about this particular season in life, which, unlike many other seasons, is not categorized by working as hard as I … Continue reading

Hinterland, Week Two: Bread is the opposite of complacency

Hinterland, Week Two: Bread is the opposite of complacency

At the end of 2016 I was sitting on Tori’s couch trying to verbalize a thing I knew but didn’t know how to say.

There was this slightly-panicked feeling that had been gaining momentum in recent months, and it picked up a lot of steam during a day-long road trip through Niger in November. I was sitting in the back of a Land Cruiser watching people on the road in the desert—people who have nothing, people who have some things, people who laugh, people who yell, people whose entire day revolves around finding food or water—and I just kept thinking… … Continue reading