Or, what I need to tell myself every time I’m attempted to engage with bigots online.
They tell you you’re not as human as they are, and when you insist: I am human, I am, they say, “you’re clearly trying to convince yourself.”
That’s not how logic works. They build that hamster wheel on purpose. You could run forever in that thing and never move an inch. Don’t fall into its trap.
You can’t argue with someone who has walked off the cliff and is standing, cartoon-style, in thin air. To engage would be to join them out there.
Instead, you live your life. Be kind. Be fierce. Be helpful. Be authentic.