Dear Atlantic Advice Columnist;
I'm thrilled the Atlantic now has an advice columnist because I have a big problem. There's a woman on the internet who is wrong all the time, and I can't stop being annoyed by her. I'm compelled to point out her lies, distortions and preening when I would much rather do laundry or iron shirts or scrub soap scum off the bathtub. These tasks actually result in a cleaner, more pleasant world. Complaining about this woman, who I'll just call, say, "Megan McArdle," is futile and frustrating. I know I should ignore her but a wise man once said that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. I want to be good and do good, but it's discouraging. How do I find the strength to go on?
Sad in the South
As difficult as it is to fight the rising tide, you must persevere, for the good of the nation as well as your soul. Remember your quote, and let it reveal the strength you already carry inside. Seek out others who care about responsibility and truth. You will regret doing nothing far more than you would regret doing too little. Good luck.