Monday, October 10, 2022

Costless Gesture



Deevs said...

It does remind me of stories from a friend of mine who was making some of his income a while back taking skiing and rock climbing photos. He'd of course get to spend a lot of time with these outdoorsy folks making their livings doing the activities they loved. Often times they'd travel to other countries to get some photos in interesting locales. These folks were typically very concerned about the CO2 from the flights they were taking but tended to assuage their guilt by "raising awareness" about climate change. Raising awareness being the cheapest currency you can find.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

It's raising awareness about their tribe and culture, which is the Good Culture that should be allowed to run the world. Because then everything would be fine.

It is important to remember that when they talk about the world, or the planet/country/democracy they don't mean the whole thing. They mean their world. They want policies that save their world. There is a parallel with politicians telling you this is the most important election in your lifetime. All that means is that it is the most important in their lifetime, for them. But that feels like everything to a narcissist.