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Issa vs Tasha: The paradox of shooting your shot

Have you gotten into Insecure on HBO? I love the show, and we are now into season two. The first season was only eight episodes, thirty minutes each, so if you have not yet seen it, you can catch up really quickly.

I won't go too deeply into the plot. But here it is in a nutshell: In season one, Cali gal Issa is experiencing a lag in life and the dread that comes before hitting the big 3-0. She's in the space in life where you're still trying to figure life out and make a come back from the mistakes of your twenties...all in the few months you have before reaching age 30.

One of the plot conflicts of season two:

Issa is the ex-girlfriend of Lawrence. Tasha is the current friend with benefits of Lawrence. Lawrence is this dude who just became employed after two years of living off of Issa. Now, I don't know what their relationship was like pre-funk. Lawrence found himself in a funk while trying to develop some app that did not take off and not wanting to work... he then…