Go directly to jail

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I woke up this morning and saw a cast from Tarun on SBF:

To which I responded:

And then further:

To which he tweeted:

And there was a bunch of discussion.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a guilty as anyone in engaging in schadenfreude, but as I've gotten older I've found myself more often reflecting on what it would be like to be in the other person's shoes. Not condoning behavior, but what it would physically feel like to have the fear and uncertainty of looming decades in a prison cell. You sort of lose the appetite to take the cheap shot (or at least your direct at a more irreverent situation). No one is forcing you to tweet / cast the hot take.

Any human being—no matter how awful and deserving—spending decades in a prison cell is tragic. Necessary? Likely. Harsh reality? Yes. But still tragic on a human level.

P.S. — when I went to start writing this, this cast was at the top of my feed.

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