J.D. Vance

“We were conditioned to feel that we couldn’t really depend on people—that, even as children, asking someone for a meal or for help with a broken-down automobile was a luxury that we shouldn’t indulge in too much lest we fully tap the reservoir of goodwill serving as a safety valve in our lives.”


J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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