My Favorite Tim Kreider Essays

For his humorous, self-deprecating, poignant reflections on anxiety, friendships, life decisions. 🎉
  1. Cycle of Fear. http://nyti.ms/IQy4cL
    "Like many people, I like to set aside a few hours every day, generally between 3 and 6 a.m., to lie quietly thinking about everything that could go horribly wrong with my life and all the ways in which I am negligent and reprehensible."
  2. "Friends who seemed pretty much indistinguishable from you in your 20s make different choices about family or career, and after a decade or two these initial differences yield such radically divergent trajectories that when you get together again you can only regard each other’s lives with bemused incomprehension."
  3. The Summer That Never Was http://nyti.ms/1KkR2HF
    "I suspect that the way I feel now, at summer’s end, is about how I’ll feel at the end of my life, assuming I have time and mind enough to reflect: bewildered by how unexpectedly everything turned out, regretful about all the things I didn’t get around to, clutching the handful of friends and funny stories I’ve amassed, and wondering where it all went."