Since its the end of the world and all…

This is pretty on-the-money. I think I’d even go one step further and draw a connection between subscriptions and the development of the familiar. Whatever we are subscribing too it becomes a constant, and the excitement of our commitment is the development of both the world (with us as a part of it) and ourselves (by the world’s effect on us). It can be particularly jarring when that world changes dramatically without our in-put or control, and while in some cases this can create interest and excitement, in others it can breed resentment and detachment.

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