Stoicism

I’m Ukrainian, and everybody has found out these days what we are like. It’s easy to mistake our stoicism for indifference. This happened to me my whole life. We keep on keeping on, and when things get really bad, we make toilet jokes. And everybody thinks, “wow, she’s so cold, she doesn’t even care and just goes and talks about the midterm in a calm, mundane voice.” But how is it going to help if I wail and freak out publicly?

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