I deliberately use search engines and click links to articles and products that don’t interest me, that I don’t like, and that never, in a thousand years, would I ever buy.
Note how Orwell doesn’t hesitate to couple generosity with anger. Being generous doesn’t mean that you’re a wuss or a pushover. Nor does it have anything to do with being prolific.
If Junot Díaz and Garrison Keillor seem like an unlikely pair, it is mainly for extra-literary reasons which get more attention than they deserve…