Justice?, cats, resolutions, 2019

Things I've learned recently: It's tempting to write expressions of moral outrage, like "Does anybody remember justice?", but then you remember that yes, most people do, but they'd rather reach for revenge or outrage instead. Justice takes too long. It's also too easy for justice to accept that the wrongdoer might not be so wrong… Continue reading Justice?, cats, resolutions, 2019

Needs are often subjective, even if we don’t recognize that

How much pain could be forgotten if we remembered that many of our needs are subjective? They're not all subjective, of course... if you take something from the base of Maslow's pyramid from a person, that person will logically and realistically suffer. Air, food, water, shelter... all critical to human survival. But love? Self-esteem? The… Continue reading Needs are often subjective, even if we don’t recognize that