Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Nov 2001, 11:38 a.m.

It is so, so, so hard to try to live…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

It is so, so, so hard to try to live the examined life.

I tend to believe that if a lifestyle isn't demanding and painful, it isn't worthwhile. So maybe, now that I know it hurts to give up faith, and that it's okay that it hurts, maybe I can do it.