overheard

“It’s like that story of the tortoise and the hare, and I’m the hare. Only I’m a hare who races ahead, takes a break, and then sort-of forgets about the race entirely. So I start a totally new race against a totally new tortoise. Then at some point, usually in the dead of night, I realize that I’m in like five races against five turtles with five different finish lines, and they’re all about to text to say they’ve reached the end and where the hell am I?”

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

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