We push topics, that don’t necessarily apply to us further into the future, further away from us.
If people aren’t being wounded in front of our doorstep, then it’s not our business. The same way politician do so. In economics terms it can be modeled in the “war of attrition”. By waiting, we know we can push the responsibilty, thus, there is a positive probability that the other coalition member will concede
I made an observation however that I would like to share with you:
Part of the reason why I choose to be an activist on many of my social media platforms, whether it is about climate change or “Black Lives Matter” is because I have the priviledge to do so. I am in good health and I have food on the table.
I then question if it is fair from me to ask of people to become more conscious of their actions when they might not have the space to do so.
However here’s were I would like to bring in my knowledge about confidence intervals. How much of the population on my social media have the possibility of advocating change? if we bring into perspective, the confidence interval of my audience, most of which are even wealthier than I myself am, I think it is safe to say that they are well capable of creating the same space that I create for such topics. I think it is safe to say that for the most part it is a matter of priority.
What are you prioritizing into your Utility function?
Rather than blaming politicians how about conducting better politics within our own spaces?
If i hinder the light that deams through me I will explode shattering into thousand pieces before your eyes A market scene, a tragedy And whilst you scrape me off your porch You’d find writings, The untold secrets never revealed Like how I breath under water Like how I swallowed my thoughts over years Like why my soul never matched another a puzzle I’d leave behind But the light that shone through painful darkness The one that fought the tears rolling down my cheekbones It will stay within me for eternity I finally found a force that keeps it fostered Until Holly matrimony That force is SELF LOVE