“You know, it’s not the strongest or the smartest person but the one who’s most flexible that survives, right?” – Often mistakenly attributed to Charles Darwin, paraphrased by my mom My mom isn’t one to straight-up dish out advice to her children. Typically she lets us talk through our issues and then prompts us with questions that guide us to clarity, preferring to allow us to find solutions on our own. But there is one particular nugget of wisdom I can recall her openly admonishing on several occasions: “As I grow older, I’m continually gaining knowledge. It would make sense for that knowledge to accumulate or at least bolster This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story.