I am not afraid of being wrong. I am afraid of being wrong, and not being corrected.
It’s okay to be affected by what others say to you. But when you get overpowered by what others say, you stop thinking for yourself.
Freedom is not only about having wings to fly. It is also about having one’s own sky to fly in. If you’re flying in someone’s confinement, that’s not freedom.
Thinking of participating in survey as voting. You vote, you’re represented. You answer a survey, you give your opinion.
There’s no way to save just the good person. For both good and bad lies within.
There’s no right way to do something. Costs are everywhere whether we see them or not. It doesn’t mean we stop. It means we keep looking and trying to find a better way.
There’s always a better choice. But sometimes looking for better can make things worse.
It’s better to know about both the good and the bad rather than remaining ignorant.
The long-term negative outcome (dramatic changes in the climate) is far away in the future. The individual benefits are occurring right now (such as driving to work alone in one’s own car). Thus making it difficult to see how many costs there really are.
Similarly, short-term costs of a behaviour lead individuals to avoid performing it, and this may prevent the long term benefits that would have occurred if the behaviours had been performed. For instance, cooking at home has short-term time and energy costs, but at least you avoid the long-term monetary and health costs associated with eating outside.
It is easy to assume that you won’t live long enough to witness the end of the world.
It is easy to assume that you live only once, making it acceptable to go all out while you still can.
But is it right to assume and do whatever you want in your time and leave nothing for the future?
Just because someone doesn’t follow the norm doesn’t mean they’re wrong.