“I think none of us want communities to rise or fall dependent on the whims of the very rich. I think we would rather be involved in each other’s lives, and that what stops us most often is fear. We fear that the work of many hands will obscure the beloved outline of our individual selves. But perhaps this self you’ve been treasuring so long is in fact the work of many hands. Speaking personally, I owe so much to the hard work of my parents, the education and healthcare systems in my country, to the love and care of my friends.”
Zadie Smith at The New School commencement exercises. 23 May 2014, Madison Square Garden, NYC.
[ Zadie Smith <3s collectivism and so do we. ]