Exceptionalism 101

What if all of this
is for nothing? she mused
out loud. What if
we never find answers
to the big questions?
What if the man
we taught how to fish
dies of mercury poisoning?
It’s the American Way,
he replied. You need
some stronger bootstraps,
is all. Get the hell up.

For Peggy’s prompt to the Real Toads: FISH