No. No he doesn’t. Go back and read the comments. All of them. More than half are of a similar viewpoint as mine. If it was one or two, or even a few, then you could say that. But when it’s the majority of respondents who see it as I do, then you cannot claim it to be hopeful.
You asked me to read it from his perspective. Well I have. Now I’ll ask you: did you try and read it from my perspective? No, I don’t think you did.
His title doesn’t show a hopeful attitude. Then it proceeds down to a moralistic diatribe. By the time gets to backtracking just a bit to say: “My point is not to shame you or to blame you. It is for you to grow into a fuller, better person. How can you do that?”, it certainly feels as though he has shamed and blamed a whole lot. You then say: This whole thing is a suggestion on what to do, from his perspective. It’s not a suggestion; it’s a directive! How can you not see that? Again more than half of the respondents see it. Why can’t you?
Again I ask you — where is he, and his attitude, in all of this? Is he looking at himself to grow into a fuller, better person? Nowhere does he say that. And that, my friend, is the whole point. You don’t, no matter your perspective, get to tell others how to be more moral, without attempting to do the same.
As for my failings in how I questioned his motives and attitude, I addressed that at the end of my first comment, because unlike Umair I don’t profess to be morally righteous.
Now, as for my supposedly being unethical, I see nothing wrong in admonishing someone for an attitude of patronizing, holier than thou, let me point out how you’ve either egged it on, participated or turned a blind eye.
Yeah, that’s real hopeful. /s