Stay or Go? or, The Case Against Playing it Safe
My lesson should have been “choose risk”—change didn’t always mean closing a door.
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should I stay or should I go?
Should I stay or should I go?
I truly am so happy to be your friend and I believe that you are happy to be mine, I think that can be enough
Love goes nowhere uninvited.
Angela Chen is a science journalist at The Verge. Her reporting and essays have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Aeon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian, Hazlitt, Electric Literature, and more. She is on Twitter: @chengela
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