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Yeah, that's the downside.

"Having Your Own Ethics is Lonely" is one of those posts that's been prompting people to comment long after it was written back in October of last year. Yesterday there was a very reflective comment from a reader who largely built out his own ethics, but is starting to realize it can kind of alienate you from other people to some extent. He was reflecting on what he ought to do going forwards. Here's my reply -

There’s no easy answer to this, unfortunately. The more if you differ from mainstream ethics and viewpoints, the more it’s easy to lose touch with how other people think and thus it becomes harder to connect with people. There’s ways to counter-balance this to some extent, but there is a definite tradeoff you’re making. You might consider checking out Plato’s Allegory of the Cave if you’ve never seen it before – if you show someone that their view of the world is wrong and stunted, you’re going to get some serious backlash.

That said, it depends on where you’re at. There are ambitious, enterprising, free-thinking people in the world. They’re rare and they tend to be very busy, but with persistence and outreach and time, you’ll be able to meet and connect with a lot of people like that.

One last thought -

“You just want everyone to be perfect according to your own definitions about things.”

I don't know. Also: stop being a dumbass

On Linus Rylander

That’s the deal.

I don’t. I don’t know anything.

I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I don’t know what is going to happen in ten seconds. The sky could split open as the aliens descend from above. I wouldn’t know, I certainly wouldn’t have seen it coming. No one would have told me, I’m not that connected. In all the movies they always want to ”contain” the catastrophic things because they don’t want a ”mass panic.”

But hey, if it happens, the super heroes will save us. They always do, in the movies. They are always pulling strings behind the scenes, unseen forces that influence everything, and the public has no idea.

Maybe that’s what is going on. Or maybe it’s the illuminati.

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