How do the most toxic people still manage to have friends and admirers?
What’s toxic to you may be a drug for someone else. You’d be amazed at how many people crave poison.
People often wonder what the meaning of life is, the point of existence. There is none. So what’s wrong with committing suicide? It’s just skipping to the inevitable end anyway.
A meaningless existence is almost always preferable to a meaningless annihilation, and inevitability is the absolute worst reason to skip to the end.
How do you deal with the loneliness of seeing your close friends get married when you choose to be single? I’m worried that our lives will become too different and we’ll drift apart.
I wish I could tell you otherwise, but that’s exactly what will happen unless you, as the single person, put a lopsided amount of effort into maintaining the friendship. It sucks, but that’s life.
I want to cut my hair short, get tattoos down my back, quit my job, travel the world for a few months. I can’t stop thinking about death. I’m scared, but I don’t know why. Nothing about my routine changed but everything around me and inside me is starting to look different. What the fuck is happening?
Welcome to your first existential crisis. Cutting your hair and quitting your job to travel are perfectly fine, but I’d recommend not getting any tattoos until you’re on the other side. (You’ll know what I mean once you get there.)
Should I get an MFA in English first or just move to LA and try to make it as a TV writer with a BA in Psychology?
If your goal is to be a TV writer, absolutely do not get an MFA in English. Immediately move to LA and (if you must) get an MFA in screenwriting. (If you get into USC, it might even be worth it.) Start pounding out scripts, get good at pitching, and prepare yourself for a life of rejection and instability.
How much “ass-sucking” is too much when writing a cover letter for a part-time job?
Any amount is too much. Just be cordial. Make cover letters as short as possible. Introduce yourself, ask for an interview, and sign the fuck off. Let your resume do the talking.
How do you tell the difference between someone who just talks about enlightenment and someone who’s actually experienced it?
If you’re in a position where you need to tell the difference, that should be an indication in and of itself.
Has doing Dear Coquette affected your life in any way?