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When you experience grief or heartbreak, Americans act like you’re supposed to go through some rational incremental process and be over it. I think that’s utterly stupid. In other cultures, people wail, they mourn, walk the streets in black, pour ash over their heads – people feel the fire. It’s normal to feel decimated, if we’re not callous(ed) in our feelings. I think American culture has a dissociative disorder.

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