Zadie Smith on Work

“The greatest antidote for everybody in every walk of life. This can happen on a small scale right on the playground when some people are mean to you. The best antidote is work. Is being involved in a subject which is not yourself. Which has some texture which you need to work on and think about. I’ve just learned over the years that I’m always happier in that place than in that echo chamber. I’ve just taken myself out of the current loop, which may make you look absurd in some ways.” – Writer Zadie Smith on work, productivity, and unplugging from social media on the Women of the Hour podcast