The problem with your worldview

Monday, 28 November 2016

I’ve stumbled around this truth for decades. Suggesting that you should consider what a world of your literal peers would be like, etc. Never hitting the bullseye.

The problem with your worldview is it assumes that other persons will be different from you. It requires that other persons will be different from you.

No? You don’t see the problem.

I don’t want to be a janitor, but I wouldn’t mind so much. There are no lousy jobs, only lousy persons. And I don’t piss on the seat or leave a clogged toilet for someone else to handle.

I don’t want to be a satellite engineer but it’s not beyond me and I wouldn’t mind so much I guess. I don’t want to work a deli counter but I’ve done it and it’s not that much worse than a 150 ticket deep bug queue with customers getting antsy and angry. I don’t want to fix cars or teevees or toasters but working with your hands is pretty nice and engaging after all and who doesn’t love a good mystery? I don’t want to be a hunter or a farmer but I do love seeing living things and the world around them so I could learn to love it. I don’t want to be a gaffer but I could get used to being the one the director isn’t mad at every day.

You see where this is going.

The problem with your worldview is not primarily that it requires guns and prisons to achieve but that it requires someone else to do the things you wouldn’t, couldn’t.

I don’t hate anyone really. I do, however, wish with everything there is, that each of you could have the world you think you want but every one of the 7 billion inhabitants would be you. Then, I think, you wouldn’t have any rebuttals, just apologies and a perspective that might be interesting and helpful to anyone besides yourself.

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