“There are seven billion people in the world, and you have only experienced twenty thousand at the most. And those twenty thousand were fairly homogeneous. Your experiences with people have been largely dictated by your parents’ choices. The neighborhood in which they chose to purchase a house. Where they sent you to school. And maybe those choices weren’t the best for you. Maybe you don’t fit in where you are now. But you still managed to survive four years of high school and have a few meaningful experiences along the way. There are seven billion other people out there. Seven billion. Are you really pessimistic enough to believe that you wouldn’t get along with any of them?”

Matthew Quick, Every Exquisite Thing

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