…ust and kept walking. I hope that someday people will be enlightened enough to despise me for this. I hope it’ll be unfathomable how we all apparently accepted that it was okay and made sense for some people to have literally millions of times more money, power, comfort, and freedom — and could afford to live longer — than others.
…he lobsters clanging at the lid? Didn’t the condemned shit themselves with terror in the abattoirs? How, they’ll wonder, did we ever convince ourselves that the animals we ate and wore and tortured had inner lives and personalities any less complex than the ones we doted on and spoke to and mourned?
You’re a human. I’m a human. In other words, we hate and fear change. But instead of admitting “I hate this and I’m scared of it!” we poke fun at it and feign anger. It’s fun. It makes us feel better. It’s also a huge turnoff and a remarkable waste of time and energy, but we will never stop doing it…
Travel back in time with me to August of 2017. A certain blogging platform changed its engagement tool from recommendations to claps. The Internet rioted. This was the single dumbest design change a tech company had ever made. I wrote something about it at the time. Ironically, a lot of people clapped for it.