I get emails that I signed up for years and years ago. Recently I’ve started to clear the clutter when those messages come.

Some of the messages I still read. Some I appreciate because they remind me of things I’ve forgotten. They bring back before me what used to be important.

The thing is I don’t want all the emails I get. I want to make a different choice. I want to subscribe to some things and unsubscribe to other things.

In email, it’s simple. I click one button and see a pop-up. Maybe there’s an optional survey about why I’ve changed. Maybe not.

It’s harder in conversation. Or in relationships. Or in practice. But the choice is the same.

There are things we choose and things we don’t. Hopefully we have the courage to unsubscribe at the right time.

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