Why People Are Like That Today: People give a great deal of thought to what other people do. They create either complex criticism, or impassioned rants, with both having the same end in mind. This goal is not the furtherance of understanding, nor is it the support of positive outcomes for the person or group criticized.
No. The intention, if stated honestly, is deferral of personal responsibility in the greater work of eeking some insight out of the huge tangled web of cause and effect we are all caught up in. Yes, this is a daunting task, but if we put even a fraction of the energy into it that we give to criticizing other peoples failures or pursuing our own self destructive vices, how much more might we accomplish?
The worlds greatest achievements and most profound insights have come from making mistakes and learning about the world and ourselves from them. Humanities greatest atrocities were committed in the name of correcting/punishing error and educating the “unenlightened” masses.
I have heard it said that the one real sin is ignorance. I don’t agree. Instead, I offer that the one real sin is hypocrisy.
In My Humble Opinion. What’s yours?