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Michael J. Fox: There is no way to put a shine on my circumstance



Michael J. Fox has been living with Parkinson’s for 30 years. He writes in his memoir, No Time Like The Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality: “Have I oversold optimism as a panacea, commodified hope? In telling other patients,

‘Chin up! It will be OK’, did I look to them to validate my optimism? Is it because I needed to validate it myself? Things don’t always turn out. Sometimes things turn shitty. My optimism is suddenly finite.”

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www.theguardian.com   
11-21-20