Society The Internet

You can’t unknow

Quoted seeking oblivion on youtube by Nicole Linh Anderson (All I Care About This Week)

the bliss of ignorance

I exist in a life where everything means something. The most benign choices are a statement: either a symbol of righteousness or evidence of my own ethical oversight. I feel so ensnared by my own self-awareness, the tangle of privileges and injustices that shift and tighten with every move I make, every swipe of my credit card, everything I do and do not say. Once you know, you can’t unknow.

Everything on the internet is loaded, every decision a trap. Every choice must be weighed against an intensive, and often conflicting ethical rubric.


By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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