Reacting to Reactions
So few are the trillion dollar conversations these days. Minds that many claim to be "smart" call the world childish, stupid and dangerous because they don't understand it anymore. The actual, relevant science is drowned out, long-misinterpreted in a bawling game of small-dick telephone that years ago lost any relevance.
No one is reacting to reality anymore. They're reacting to reactions to reactions to reactions to reality. There's still substance to be found, but boy is it buried deep.
I get it. I get the outrage machine. I get fearfully barking at change and thinking the volume makes you brave. I even get those who proclaim it's all harmless. Just characters and entertainment. Yeah, for profit, but... so what?
So what if a few people believe Liverking is natty or that Musk is a genius! So what if people have literally broken up families, picked up guns, harassed and bullied because the "intelligence" of their idols gave them top cover.
We're all just reacting to reactions aren't we. Well here's a shout out to the places where the big conversations are still happening. Where they discuss the climate, not the weather.
And just because he deserves it, here's to Rutger Bregman. Read his books everyone. They're better than nearly every podcast out there.
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