Resilience and Neoliberalism in US Culture

I am a relatively new citizen of Los Angeles and have been recently thinking about the state of pollution in this city and how it affects my health, considering I have a lung condition called bronchiectasis. In a recent Instagram post I came to the conclusion that I should focus on what I can control, such as spending more time in parks. Within 24 hours I became intrigued and amused at my choice of words there, as “focusing on what you can control” is not something I am partial to, as it feels very individualistic, and that is not an aspect of culture I ascribe to. But the fact that…