I filled out a random Census survey on behalf of my family about my child’s health over the past year. I am once again reminded as to how immensely lucky my family is, and saddened by all the challenges out there (the vast majority that I, so far, could respond “no” to). Still, certain questions made it clear that we were deeply affected this year, and maybe the kiddo’s parents are worse for wear. Burnout is on the Census Bureau’s radar, after many other more imminent challenges for so many.
More importantly: the frailty of the safety net and the widespread and deep impact of economic injustice made me feel more vulnerable than maybe I am, but I know I am vulnerable if my fellow citizens are.