The Slap

I haven’t watched the Oscars since college, but for the first time, I’m sorry not to have tuned in.

I was thinking about it, and I’ve never hit anybody or been hit (with one exception). I can’t imagine that I ever will, at this point. The socially acceptable line here is that physical violence is never ok, but I was reading this newsletter today and thinking that I should perhaps have done more punching. I mean, you can’t just go around doing it indiscriminately, but sometimes some people do just really need a good pop in the face. And to be honest, there are numerous times in my life where I think I would have vastly preferred to have received a swift shot to the jaw rather than the more severe (if entirely deserved) social shaming I got instead.

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