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How are we alleged to discover ways to perform the duty condoned by Sen (first quote under) if we’re busily reproducing the situation described by Hagmann (second quote under)? Talking with others requires extra than simply language acquisition and an openness to converse. Apart from acknowledging ontological pluralism, Sen’s plea prods us to construct the capability to fittingly traverse worlds constituted by means of distinct, elementary existential suppositions. This chapter asserts that IR college students should develop into savvy in making use of a various ontological toolset to interact with lifeways primarily based on incommensurate, elementary existential assumptions. As a pedagogical aim, nevertheless, fostering ontological agility shouldn’t be possible in a single semester as a result of it requires denaturalizing our most elementary existential assumptions, studying methods to apply others, and turning into nimble at doing so. Amongst undergraduate, college students it’s attainable to satisfy the next preliminary steps vital for producing ontological competence whereas additionally reaching a given Worldwide Relations (IR) principle course’s common set of studying goals: (a) educate a pluralized understanding of ontology, (b) make college students, by means of the metaphor of “fishbowls,” conversant with intersubjectively co-constituted timespacescapes that collectively represent a pluriverse of worlds, and (c) construct scholar tolerance to existential discomfort.

Our activity as social scientists is to account for the multiplicity of how during which the political world round us is considered and skilled – Somdeep Sen (2020).

College students of worldwide politics are led to behave on imageries of Africa, Islam, the Balkans, China, and some other seemingly ‘unique’ or ‘distant’ area or subject, with out an consciousness of the methods during which these imageries have been intimately coloured by Western authors and their respective histories, trajectories, values, and world views. As an alternative of talking with others about political points, college students of world politics are basically induced to talk about others and their political subjects – Jonas Hagmann (2015, 3).

On this e-book, Jan Lüdert goals to establish the “floor,” “deep,” and “implicit constructions” of what Shulman (2005, 54) calls a signature pedagogy in IR (Lüdert 2016). He requested us to debate the “concrete and sensible acts of instructing and studying IR,” the “implicit and express assumptions” that “we impart to college students in regards to the world of politics,” and the “values and beliefs” we maintain whereas making ready college students for a variety of attainable careers. This chapter, in response, opinions pertinent components on all three ranges of “existential calisthenics,” a signature pedagogical program that prepares college students to develop into ontologically agile.

It’s prudent to forewarn that whereas the transversal meta-objective for all of my programs described right here shouldn’t be incompatible with the aim of signature pedagogies¾“to switch expertise [to students] of how to suppose, to carry out and to behave with integrity of their skilled work” (Shulman 2005, 52)¾the pedagogical technique of fostering ontological agility might not align properly with the proposal to outline a concerted set of pedagogical sensibilities within the IR classroom. This essay begins with the premise that “the elemental methods during which future practitioners [have been getting] educated for his or her new professions” (Shulman 2005, 52) in IR have been ontologically myopic and thus impair us from participating fruitfully with in another way co-constituted timespacescapes. Alternatively, if we’re not attempting to standardize “pedagogical content material information,” however are as an alternative inculcating a sensitivity towards and willingness to take care of the area for a plethora of voices (Lüdert, this quantity), then the next may signify one method of making ready college students to interact extra successfully with multiplicity and distinction. With the principle that this mission by no means seeks to develop into an overarching, singular technique, the primary half of the chapter explores the central assumptions, values, and beliefs that drive the impulse to foster ontological pluralism and agility, earlier than reviewing some concrete pedagogical methods within the second.

Disciplinary Myopia: A Pedagogical Name to Motion

As a self-discipline, IR is exclusive in that it aspires to interact, perceive, and even at occasions clarify world politics, nevertheless it cultivates a parochial perspective towards Others who contribute to these politics equally, but who act primarily based on very disparate elementary existential assumptions (Chakrabarty, 2000; Agathangelou and Ling 2004; Shani 2008; Tickner and Wæver 2009; Acharya and Buzan 2010; Nayak and Selbin 2010; Shilliam 2015).[1] Critiques have been mountingly launched over the previous 40 years that the self-discipline has been traditionally incapable of participating different types of being and realizing in methods that don’t contain additional exacerbating epistemic violence.[2] For a self-discipline that seeks to lower battle and/or enhance peace worldwide, this declare is bitterly ironic.

Wemheuer-Vogelaar and her colleagues (2020, 17) conclude, upon concisely reviewing the non-, post-, and past Western debates, that diversifying the self-discipline doesn’t solely contain analysis: “The IR analysis group’s efforts to create a extra inclusive self-discipline can solely be everlasting if [the global IR] debate is taken to the classroom.” I couldn’t agree extra, however there are ontological explanation why the self-discipline suffers from parochialism. So, earlier than we deliver traditionally silenced voices that depart from distinct, elementary existential commitments into the self-discipline, it should first develop into ontologically plural.

In additional conventional IR settings, we usually study and educate approaches that reaffirm inspecting multiplicity by means of a singular ontological register. This register—one which encompasses each dualist and monist approaches within the self-discipline and that informs its numerous methodological methods—is monopolized by the idea of separation because the primordial situation of existence. That’s, even essentially the most heated disciplinary debates on ontology that search to legitimize different ontological schemes past these with positivist underpinnings[3] nonetheless maintain onto an underlying dedication to separation previous to any dedication to interconnection, be it the anthropomorphism of post-structuralism or the continued insistence on differentiating between topics and objects and human and non-human (even when enmeshed and co-constitutive) within the new materialisms. The predominant, separation-based register makes us blind to different attainable ontological configurations by means of its reductionist nature and due to this fact incapable of greedy the sturdy nature of ideas borne by means of incommensurate, elementary existential commitments.

This results in two points that the next pedagogical technique seeks to mitigate. First, ontological reductionism begets exclusion, seize, and domination. In IR, ontological blind spots and silences translate into types of epistemic violence within the classroom and into literature and coverage that reinforce exclusionary practices. Second, having too slim a set of existential instruments, particularly one produced by means of a reductionist register, is overly dangerous when dealing with right now’s accelerated environmental, social, political, and technological complexity. Having just one ontological scheme with which to function implies that most individuals are simply overwhelmed and develop into prone to types of extremism, fundamentalism, and/or violence in response.

We will not afford to stay “unknowingly” devoted to separation as the one primordial situation of existence solely as a result of its use is so predominant and lens so reductionist that we can’t even acknowledge, a lot much less respect, different assumptions that represent different co-created worlds.[4] Right here is the place academia and the IR self-discipline may play an important mitigating position in our potential to outlive as a species by proactively instructing folks to develop into comfy with shifting ontological schemes in order that they might develop into versatile in and adaptable to new circumstances. Nevertheless, the pedagogical crucial to arrange college students to interact with the multiplicity of distinct types of being/pondering/doing that give form to world politics implies an overhaul throughout the self-discipline itself first. As students and professors within the self-discipline, we would want to develop into excruciatingly conscious of the hyperlink between our explicit configuration of elementary existential assumptions and their influence on how we “world.” Then we would want to acknowledge that multiple attainable primordial situation of existence exists then hone ontological agility ourselves by studying methods to additionally embrace interconnection previous to any presupposition of separation.

Gaining access to and realizing methods to use a plural ontological register gives a number of advantages. First, it permits us to acknowledge that every particular person holds pricey a selected configuration of existential assumptions that filters how they make sense of the world and based on which they direct their very important life power to co-create. From there, we will establish how molds deriving from different elementary existential commitments present radically distinct panoramas with their very own affordances and limitations. The contrasts offered by means of these mirrors then allow recognizing how our personal existential assumptions crucially restrict and form in particular and common methods what we see as a problem and the vary of potential methods that we will think about in response. By displaying how distinct, primordial existential assumptions translate into disparate lifeways which might be neither commensurate nor simply grasped by means of a non-synonymous ontological register, we make the area obtainable to grasp that there are distinct methods of doing issues and that none is the one reply to all. This can be a essential step for cultivating empathy, the importance of which “has been largely uncared for within the area of IR… in a instructing or classroom setting” (Arian 2020, 23). One necessary benefit has develop into evident by means of my instructing context. Since 2005, I’ve labored at two universities in Ecuador as a white lady, originating from and educated in the USA. Along with displaying me first-hand why the claims initially are each actual and disconcerting, my embodied expertise in a context of deeply torn social cloth and a always replaying chuchaki colonial, or colonial hangover, has proven me how fostering ontological pluralism will help rebuild socio-cultural-historical shallowness in post-colonial contexts.

Navnita Chadha Behera (2020, 25–27) reinforces the precept of ontological pluralism in her personal post-colonial IR classroom in India by “touring again in time” along with her college students. There, she covers each “the historical past (learn the European historical past that types the bedrock of the meta narratives and theories of IR) and theirs (learn native histories)” (26) to “make college students conscious that the universe for pondering by means of the information classes shouldn’t be singular however plural” (27). By juxtaposing IR “textbook formulations towards our collectively shared ‘pasts’ and ‘current lived experiences,’” Behera demonstrates “how a few of these information classes, which the disciplinary practices of IR take without any consideration, got here to be constituted within the first place—traditionally, socially, and politically.” College students “additionally study that in the event that they select to incorporate a ‘non-dualistic mode of pondering,’ as advised by the Indian traditions, for understanding the world forged in a ‘dualistic,’ ‘either-or,’ ‘oppositional mode of pondering,’ distinction might not or essentially be an a priori supply of friction and menace.” Behera’s instance demonstrates how we will each engender studying by means of distinction and underscore the pivotal significance of lifeways which have undergone colonization.

As a result of I’ve seen how properly this coaching works in encouraging college students to look at any set of circumstances from quite a lot of angles and in bolstering their capability for empathy and innovation, I’ve developed strategies to deliberately set off the denaturalization course of whereas on the identical time supporting college students as they transfer by means of their emotional reactions all through the semester and past. Under, I current some primary pedagogical instruments for constructing ontological competence amongst undergraduate IR college students, together with the fishbowl metaphor, modes of engagement, technique of distinction, and guided existential discomfort.

Existential Calisthenics: A Pedagogical Program for Fostering Ontological Agility

Let’s face it, most human beings, undergraduate college students included, like with the ability to rely on sure parameters of their given modus operandi. Whereas most are paying a charge to study, they aren’t normally requesting to have their existential boat fully rocked. But getting out of IR’s vicious cycle of frequently reproducing ontological parochialism requires simply that. Sadly, the advantages of participating in existential calisthenics are usually not as apparent because the bodily model, though each will be painful notably at first. Because of this college students can’t think about the place you take them or why. It’s exhausting for them to see that they’re persistently embracing sure elementary existential assumptions, that this configuration of assumptions intimately impacts how they take part in their very own ontological fishbowl (that’s, how and what they think about, understand, interpret, strategize about, and act upon), and that making these assumptions and never others is definitely a selection. Furthermore, as a result of the collectively co-constituted timespacescape, or fishbowl, during which they function is so naturalized, they don’t have any obvious purpose to ponder others as inhabiting in another way constituted worlds particularly when the one factor apparently separating them is air. In spite of everything, others appear to be doing the identical issues—being human, discovering meals and shelter, relating, reproducing, and so forth. It’s tough to appreciate that what appear to be the “parallel fruits” of one other lifestyle—even when acknowledged as distinct cultural artifacts—are literally borne by means of a radically distinct logic primarily based on different elementary existential assumptions.

Initially, then, my job is to indicate that some ways of understanding existence can be found and that it’s attainable to discern the contours of the fishbowl they inhabit by means of distinction with others. As soon as they cognitively perceive that beings from different fishbowls don’t essentially comply with the identical logic that they take without any consideration, it’s then attainable to suggest that the lens they’ve discovered to make use of may not be totally outfitted to grasp concepts or artifacts popping out of different fishbowls. At this level, in my “Modern IR Theories” course, for instance, I’d deliver within the post-Western literature to ponder collectively what it’d imply for an educational self-discipline that focuses on world politics to not be capable to understand, not to mention perceive, different lifeways which might be radically distinct from our personal.

Actively “provincializing” the predominant ontological register of the IR self-discipline and broader instructional system generally ought to be accompanied by important reminders. First, college students don’t have any purpose to really feel unhealthy or responsible for a way they’ve been raised. Moreover, my job is to not educate them that one explicit lifestyle is nice and one other unhealthy. This didactic train is about recognizing multiplicity. Ultimately, they get to embrace the theoretical present that almost all resonates with them. In the intervening time, although, they examine many disparate theoretical views to learn the way sure existential assumptions afford some possible prospects and disallow others, and the way every implies radically distinct methods for participating existence.

In parallel vogue, I introduce the instrument of existential modes of engagement. Concern is the predominantly utilized mode in IR, and it may be illustrated simply by means of the Leviathan, the place Hobbes (1996, 26–30, 38) articulates explicitly how he encounters the totally different Different by means of worry. Since how we strategy distinction begins on the ontological stage, it’s vital for instance how sure elementary existential assumptions encourage the rejection of distinction and the following drive to annihilate it, whereas others encourage its embrace and an openness to sit down in rigidity with it. The latter induces us to make use of curiosity, by means of which we will ask numerous questions with out figuring out beforehand whether or not an encountered Different can be good or unhealthy and calls us to be very current to seek out out what we will study from the distinction. After prodding college students to conjure different modes of engagement, I encourage them to establish their most incessantly employed mode and to discover how they really feel once they deliberately use different modes. Whereas, at first, this train could appear irrelevant to the examine of IR, it’s a pivotal preliminary step in nudging college students to experiment on the existential stage in order that they develop into ever-more conscious of how their elementary existential assumptions form how they have interaction with all that’s.

The content material usually taught and reproduced throughout the IR self-discipline constitutes the fodder for my work. Apart from demonstrating how every theorization depends on a selected ontological structure, I assist college students find patterns rising out of traditionally shared configurations of ontological commitments in order that they might start to conceive of how these configurations exert worlding results. In a single instance, I present how embracing separation because the primordial situation of existence generates a standard logic that performs out in distinct methods in each English Faculty and Marxist theorizing (Bull 2002; Linklater 1996; Cox 1996). Each make the most of linear notions of time and “teleological measuring sticks,” or arbitrary social constructions conceived as vertical arrows extending between two (never-to-be-reached) imagined circumstances with the one on the prime deemed superior and on the backside the inferior one to be prevented (Trownsell 2013, 290–318). In each literatures, we additionally discover a common(ized) finish aim of remodeling the system to one thing higher conceived in cosmopolitan (and, due to this fact, ethnocentric) phrases. I focus college students’ consideration on how, regardless of the very distinct problematics that motivated Bull’s and Marx and Engels’ work, every respective argument and corresponding methods are devoted to a selected shared set of existential assumptions.

In circumstances like this, it’s tough to completely grasp what I’m speaking about with no contrasting backdrop. In spite of everything, I’m attempting to get them to acknowledge the contours of the naturalized fishbowl during which they’ve been indoctrinated and the character of the actual water during which they swim. Consequently, to make evident how every principle turns into attainable by means of a selected logic afforded by distinct configurations of existential assumptions and never others, I take advantage of the technique of distinction to mirror examples backwards and forwards. The circle that I open with the examine of worldwide society and additional sketch after we get to the Communist Worldwide will be closed by means of the distinction offered by queer principle, the place it turns into evident that the “teleological measuring stick” is just a technique of studying and responding to complementary opposites.

To show college students that a number of ontological readings exist and that they’ve radically totally different implications relying on the actual configuration of existential assumptions used to understand and perceive them, I make clear the hyperlink between a elementary assumption and its corresponding logic. As an example, I present how heteronormativity is the fruit of embracing separation because of the focus it generates on bodily our bodies as separable classes, which leads us to need to speak about gender and sexuality when it comes to women and men as embodied entities. The ontological panorama afforded by separation additionally encourages a logic of either-or, which drives the necessity to consider issues or conditions when it comes to better-worse in order to know methods to choose amongst alternate options. We will see, then, how this logic drives the marginalization and violence focused at those that don’t abide by the heteronormative metanarrative. In distinction, when interconnection is embraced, the either-or logic shouldn’t be even existentially attainable, neither is the give attention to “in-corp-orated” traits. As an alternative, all beings are manifestations of the dynamic interaction between each female and masculine energetic impulses. That’s, every physique is constituted by means of each masculine and female components. Along with instructing Weber’s (2014, 598) queer logic of the and/or, I take advantage of examples from robustly relational Andean philosophy, a contextually necessary distinction, to differentiate between the implications of studying binaries as dualities/dualisms by means of the lens of separation and as parity-based relations by means of interconnection (Lajo 2004, 81–85).

This technique of distinction with different methods of seeing a seemingly comparable scenario is vital for recognizing one’s personal fishbowl or method of being on the planet. This course of although, as we will think about within the case of denaturalizing heteronormativity for somebody who has by no means been taught to query it, shouldn’t be with out its emotional reactions. Turning into ontologically literate calls for studying to develop into comfy with being uncomfortable on an existential stage. As such, I take care to generate an surroundings of guided existential discomfort that gives the mandatory help as college students study to maneuver by means of that discomfort.

On this spirit, every course begins with a forewarning:

All through this semester, be ready to really feel uncomfortable, uncomfortable with me, uncomfortable with you, with society, with the best way you had been raised, with the way you perceive existence, with the best way you will have been studying about IR till now… My aim is that can assist you develop into comfy with being uncomfortable. It is going to just about take the entire semester to get to the purpose the place you perceive why you’re going by means of this. All of the whereas I can be deliberately triggering your elementary perception techniques which were formed by cultural, historic, socioeconomic, and educational elements.

I lend the discomfort a goal:

Once you really feel uncomfortable in response to no matter comes up in school, it signifies that we now have struck a chord with an concept or perception constitutive of your explicit fishbowl. That is really a superb factor, as a result of it flags for us the place to pause and what to look at extra rigorously.[5]

As a multidimensional educator, additionally it is pertinent to evaluation the attainable vary of emotional responses that may surge forth on the premise of this ontological coaching, akin to resistance, shutting out, instability, sensations of betrayal or of getting been misled, and the potential exacerbation of psychological instability. As a result of a number of referrals I make each semester, I add:

A lot of you is probably not in a spot to face this problem, so I can be reminding you often that I’ve connections with the workers in psychological providers and may get you an appointment in a short time within the occasion that the concepts offered listed below are “an excessive amount of” for the place you end up by yourself life path.

I additionally present coping methods. As an example, as a result of I try to have college students acknowledge existential prospects occluded by means of their present (predominant) ontological filter, they must confront admitting “I don’t know” to themselves or to me rather more typically than traditional. When utilizing the naturalized register of separation, having to say “I don’t know” repeatedly solely appears to reaffirm the existential supposition of uncertainty that derives from embracing separation within the first place and to justify the types of existential nervousness that accompany it. To mitigate, we explicitly talk about their response and suggest alternate options:

How does it make you’re feeling to say “I don’t know”?

Does the sensation final ceaselessly?


Would it not be attainable so that you can study to take a deep breath the second you could really feel your self slipping into existential angst and give attention to turning into comfy with sitting in an area of ”not realizing?” As soon as we will sit in rigidity with the momentary situation of not realizing, is it attainable to name on one other mode of engagement as an alternative of worry?

The thought is to supply an alternative choice to drowning in an emotional response. They will develop into an observer of their response and study the way it derives from a selected constellation of existential assumptions.

If hitting the emotional wall of “I don’t know” will be reinterpreted as a set off, what may it educate us about ourselves, about our fishbowl? Can we acknowledge that our response relies on existential assumptions which were so naturalized that we hardly acknowledge them or think about that we now have a selection within the matter? Is it attainable to see our emotional response as a discovered response? If that’s the case, can we re-qualify uncertainty as an existential assumption itself, a hypothetical risk versus cosmic legislation? Can we assume in any other case? This maneuver will enable us to vary it, identical to that (or maintain onto it once more, identical to that). It is very important get to the purpose of permitting your self to acknowledge that you simply have no idea proper this very second with out the emotional set off, as a result of this can allow you to concentrate to the brand new data that involves you as a part of the method of formulating a solution.

Not everybody can be enthusiastic about this type of coaching or in regards to the prospect of questioning their foundational assumptions. In truth, many is not going to be. Once they begin to really feel discomfort, they are going to search to keep away from each it and the supply of ache, a.ok.a., the professor. Uncomfortable silences may also come up. These can all be changed into key instructing moments. Pedagogically, the duty turns into one in all realizing methods to maintain rigidity in a classroom and handle it in order to generate an surroundings of distinction that encourages development. Over time, it’s attainable to acknowledge which silences require persistence, which name for a re-stating, which is likely to be finest to have another person clarify what was simply lined in their very own phrases, and which of them require emotional processing with questions like, “Does anybody need to speak about how this dialogue makes them really feel?” General, although, the exercise of deliberately discomforting your college students shouldn’t be for the faint of coronary heart. Neither is it a way to make use of in case you are in search of to be the preferred professor. Nonetheless, the numerous shifts in perspective that I’ve witnessed amongst college students, whereby they don’t really feel obligated to react out of worry or anger within the face of distinction, are adequate motivation for me to maintain teaching them by means of existential calisthenics.

The pedagogical instruments reviewed above present a really small window into the type of work that we have to undertake as a self-discipline to determine ontological literacy, which extends from recognizing that there are a number of methods for being, working, and worlding to with the ability to learn distinct types of worlding and establish the elemental existential assumptions that afford them. As soon as college students notice that they’ve a selection in regards to the assumptions they embrace and that the standards behind their judgments relating to others obey explicit ontological logics which might be not common, they are going to be able to take “existential calisthenics” to the subsequent stage. This, nevertheless, doesn’t happen till after their first semester with me. At that time, I encourage them to attempt making use of one assumption now and one other at one other time in comparable circumstances to see how they resonate in another way. By evaluating and contrasting the results of utilizing one primordial assumption and the opposite, they’ll acknowledge the very direct influence that their embraced assumptions have on how we co-create. They could come to the conclusion that we all reply sure existential questions so persistently that we have develop into unaware that there are prior questions that we are always answering and that all of us, actively or inactively, always make assumptions that form the sorts of worlds that develop into attainable. This train in studying in regards to the numerous methods of assuming and taking part on the planet prepares them to finally take duty for the existential commitments they select to embrace and for the corresponding implications incurred.

In a area constituted by means of numerous types of worlding that contribute to websites of rivalry, it’s vital to have college students bear an existential calisthenics program whereas they’re being taught in regards to the theories that populate the self-discipline.

This chapter asserts that it’s our pedagogical responsibility to show future graduates of IR applications methods to be ontologically plural and endow them with the essential life ability of ontological resilience and flexibility, which can help them to interact multiplicity and complexity extra successfully. Hopefully, readers can be impressed to mirror on how their very own instructing and studying praxis would possibly reinforce the disciplinary ontological myopia that drives college students to see the world from a reductionist ontological standpoint and to ponder how we, as energetic co-creators, need to contribute to the worlds of IR in our instructing.


[1] Manuela Picq (2013, 445) has described it thus: ‘Critics accuse IR of two important, interrelated sins. The primary is an ingrained hegemony. IR has lengthy been accused of US-centrism, as when Stanley Hoffmann (1977) described it as an American social science. … Associated to this primary critique is the cost that IR is out of contact with many necessary points on the planet due to its slim disciplinary strategy. Scholarly dominance implies a sure conceptual parochialism, with inevitable epistemological implications. The examine of Worldwide Relations, it seems, is commonly not all that worldly.’ I emphasize right here that this dominance stems from a selected shared configuration of elementary existential assumptions.

[2] The feminist, queer, post-colonial, decolonial, indigenous, post-Western, post-human, and inexperienced IR literatures have proven the systematic method during which numerous “totally different Others” have been marginalized. Traditionally affected human clusters embody indigenous teams, political/ethnic minorities, enslaved teams, trafficked teams, refugees, folks with disabilities, and individuals of distinct genders, sexual orientations, religions, and so forth., whereas within the nonhuman realm, ecosystems, minerals, local weather patterns, flora, and fauna have been often and systematically excluded from consideration within the self-discipline. For a succinct evaluation of the ethnocentric biases extant in what Shilliam (2015, 13) calls the “colonial science” of IR, see Capan (2016). Concerning anthropocentric biases, see Chandler, Müller and Rothe (2021).

[3] Some basic ontological arguments embody Walker (1992), Patomäki and Wight (2000), and Jackson (2011).

[4] With the post-positivist flip has come a flourishing of beforehand silenced voices, which have been completely essential for opening up the self-discipline. But these voices nonetheless are divided alongside categorical strains even when typically handled intersectionally. Right here, I’m not referring to a selected form of voice; I’m referring to how the elemental existential commitments collectively shared in sure worlds beget fruits which might be ontologically incommensurate with these borne by means of different ontological registers.

[5] At occasions when the triggering turns into too intense or once I level to one thing particular about Ecuadorian tradition which may hit too near house, I’m fast to concurrently acknowledge my very own inherited chuchakis with which I personally wrestle, like “the Protestant work ethic.”


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