David Brothers is a writer who is one of the best I’ve ever read. His prose is riveting and his logic is superb. While he comes from the world of comics, there’s a lot of universality to the things he says. One of my favorite pieces of his, is a take on how the X-Man Psylocke is actually a perfect metaphor for British colonialism.
But today, I wanted to talk about his recent piece on compromise and liking bad things. I’ve talked about this subject before, but his piece on the subject is short, well-conceived, and brilliant. Given the challenges we face finding things we like that do not cause harm in one form or another (hint, everything has a problem with it in one form or another), it’s important to keep some perspective about what our choices mean and what we can actually do about them.
Go read the piece. It’s definitely worth your time.