A fork in the road.

A storm on the horizon.

Both forks lead you into the storm, but the destinations are not the same.

You take the right fork, below the sign labelled FEAR.

The road ahead is cracked and cruel. But you trust the people who coaxed you this way, because you are scared and you are biddable, and those leaders seem like clowns not monsters so how bad can the future be?

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Essays, features and assorted ramblings for over 80 publications, inc. NYT Magazine, WaPo, NYT, The Atlantic, WSJ, Nat Geo, and TIME: www.henry-wismayer.com.

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