“In TikTok, teenagers share stories about how ‘scripting,’ or repeatedly writing down a wish, caused a crush to finally text them back. On YouTube, vloggers lead tutorials on how to properly manifest your dream future. On Instagram, someone will write that $20,000 will soon land in your hands, and all you have to do is comment ‘YES.’ On Twitter, stans will, ironically or not, attempt to manifest the release of a new Lorde album.” Vox on the latest internet self help craze: Shut up, I’m manifesting! To paraphrase Barry Obama, “Don’t manifest. Vote.”

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