“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 43 Signal Boost How status anxiety drives culture. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Parental Control Teenagers are now discovering the digital footprint created for them by their parents. Tom Faber considers the dos and don’ts of “sharenting.” Arts & Culture Issue 39 Who’s Laughing Now? Stephanie d’Arc Taylor charts the decline of the late-night comedy format and considers the alternatives. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Social Work Hettie O’Brien considers the cost of never logging off. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Memes of Communication A conversation about digital folklore. Arts & Culture Issue 36 Designated Drudgery How to take a load off.