Hanif Abdurraqib on minding one’s business

“I’m not trying to be aloof. My superpower is that I mind my own business… And I actually think that helps my productivity more than anything.

…I think because we get tangible windows into the lives of others all day, it can be easy to be convinced that the window entitles one to a depth of knowing, but I have to resist that because I can turn back to the concrete/real knowing, the potential for new knowing, etc…”

— Hanif Abdurraqib (via)