Humans don't put effort into distinguishing between right and wrong. Because it's not essential to survival. What is essential is for survival is staying on the winning side - serving the cause of the 'dominant'. It explains the atrocities that were committed by our ancestors (and some of us).
If we cannot overcome discrimination within our own species, how would we overcome our discriminatory attitude and behavior against other species? Our own actions reflect that having a bigger and smarter brain is not enough for good to happen in the world. If that were the case, we would not be fighting among ourselves, and …
When we get too concerned about being right or wrong, we stop entertaining the most interesting possibilities.
I am not afraid of being wrong. I am afraid of being wrong, and not being corrected.
It's okay to be affected by what others say to you. But when you get overpowered by what others say, you stop thinking for yourself.
There's no way to save just the good person. For both good and bad lies within.
There's no right way to do something. Costs are everywhere whether we see them or not. It doesn't mean we stop. It means we keep looking and trying to find a better way.
The long-term negative outcome (dramatic changes in the climate) is far away in the future. The individual benefits are occurring right now (such as driving to work alone in one’s own car). Thus making it difficult to see how many costs there really are. Similarly, short-term costs of a behaviour lead individuals to avoid performing …