Better Than Nothing

Kathy Copeland Padden
4 min readMay 12, 2020
Meh. Better than nothing. Photo by Metmuseum

Better Than Nothing.

The quasi-optimistic platitude that brings us comfort when faced with economic and social injustice in action. It’s how we justify accepting crumbs from the elite’s tables even though our labor is providing the feast.

We share memes about appreciating what we have and remind ourselves how many others have it worse than we do. Grateful, Thankful, Blessed, and all that crap. As long…

Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!