Weekend Reading Vol. 20: Motherhood, Psychopaths and Trying Too Hard
It's my birthday weekend! Here's what to read when dozing in and out of a cake coma.
Motherhood in the Age of Fear. (The New York Times)
"As one mother put it to me, 'I don’t know if I’m afraid for my kids, or if I’m afraid other people will be afraid and will judge me for my lack of fear.' In other words, risk assessment and moral judgment are intertwined."
"It’s an interesting paradox. We are built to care what other people think of us, but there’s something about people trying too hard that comes across as needy."
Speaking of trying too hard....
Guys, Kendall Jenner has everything tailored. Everything. Sweatpants and hoodies included. That’s why celebs look better than us. Their clothes fit.
My Life As a Psychopath. (The Cut)
A fascinating and important read.
"So instead of looking at psychopathy as this constellation of things that represent evil, just look at it as a different way of experiencing the world, and what a person chooses to do with that is on that person."
There’s Something About Henry (Vulture)
Anyone else believe we need more movie stars? I’m talking A-List: Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Denzel Washington and George Clooney. Looks like we might have a new one.