|"Caught In The Grip Of The City"|
Acrylic on Canvas, 2012
But it seems common amongst many my age because we were coddled and conditioned by someone at some time to think that no matter what everything would work out perfectly, and if it didn’t someone would take care of us. This is a time of trophies the size of milk cartons awarded simply for showing up to the spelling bee, and I’ve experienced these spoils in perpetuity. It’s a problem for any child, because it will carry over into adulthood and worsen exponentially. No one should hold a false sense of entitlement, but often times you don’t realize that until you meet the individuals in the real world who eclipse that notion for you very quickly.
-Excerpt from "The Slow Dime," 2015
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