8/23/12

When we don't perceive it is not because we can't but because we won't



Why climate change doesn’t spark moral outrage, and how it could | Grist: "3. Guilty bias: We’re all somewhat to blame for climate change. To avoid feeling guilt, shame, and regret over that, “individuals often engage in biased cognitive processes to minimize perceptions of their own complicity,” especially when “individuals and communities feel incapable of meaningfully responding behaviourally.”"

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We are perfectly aware of our complicity in everything
The fact is sin is neither original nor unusual
Social climbing is the main means of trying to ignore it
Those who have given up on social climbing are better
able to perceive the truth
Democracy is a social admission of complicity
We are not merely complicit
We are a spectrum from things we cannot stand to
things that bring smiles to angels
We are mercurial smart insightful intuitive
The reality is painful
When we don't perceive it is not because we can't
but because we won't

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