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Jia Tolentino
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I have felt so many times that the choice of this era is to be destroyed or to morally compromise ourselves in order to be functional - to be wrecked, or to be functional for reasons that contribute to the wreck.”
-- Tolentino (chapter 6)

Importance: Tolentino’s feelings of helplessness following Trump’s election is clearly demonstrated in Chapter six. She addresses her understanding on the overwhelming injustices that are plaguing society, yet feels hopeless in truly making a difference regardless. Consequently, Tolentino suggests that all of us are faced with two undesirable options: we can either accept and further contribute to a society that is fundamentally flawed, or be crushed by the weight of something that is larger than all of us. This philosophy can be applied to many themes throughout the book, ranging from capitalism to social media.

The final, and possibly most psychologically destructive, distortion of the social internet is its...
-- Tolentino (chapter 1)

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