I lost the best job I'd ever had

It was either the best job I ever had. Or, it was slowly hollowing out my soul, bit by unnoticed bit. Or, here’s a third option: it could have been both at once. Big life questions are always the ones most likely to defy easy answers. That’s what makes them life questions. The most thoughtful analysis by the most careful thinkers can still end with a shoulder shrug: “Eh, it’s a tough one, no? Could go either way.”

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