(1270) Perseverance porn: you’re gonna love this story

What to make, indeed, of recurring tales of woe-induced pluck and why the media is often so keen on them.  We salute those who endure, who doesn’t?  But we also have to demand greater depth in the general social discussion of hard times.  Look at these images of a teenage fast food worker in a neck brace and sling.
Media’s grim addiction to perseverance porn