How to become a good person, or get good at being a person.

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“Climb,” Gentle Zacharias, Nov. 2019


You’ll buy what we tell you to buy, and you’ll live where we tell you to live.

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Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash

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A love letter to Hades, Supergiant Games’ new father-fighting simulator



Boundaries are good for you, I promise.

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Photo by Magda V on Unsplash


Why does rejection feel so damn bad?

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Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash


RE: that shame dance we do


And our country, but that’s none of my business…

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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

“You poor fool,” they say. “Don’t you understand there’s no point in fixing anything if you can’t fix everything?”


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Photo by Alexander Possingham on Unsplash

How contemplating suicide can turn your life around

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Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash

One does not discover the absurd without being tempted to write a manual of happiness.

— Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus”

Gentle Zacharias

I write queer love stories, existential rants, and advice for sluts. Join my cult at www.gentlecult.com

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