All of Her Concerns

She’s concerned that her concerns have become increasingly narrow. At one point, she was concerned — in what seemed like an authentic way — about a number of issues. Now, though, she’s mostly concerned with the health and well-being of her infant child — and with her capacities as a new mother. She’s concerned about whether a woman can have it all — a career, a meaningful family life, etc. — but is also concerned that she’s just borrowed this concern wholesale from a recent article concerning it. One big concern of hers has always been an independence of thought. So far as she’s concerned, both discerning and abiding by one’s vocation — this is the essential thing. But now she’s concerned: has she abandoned it?

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