Saturday, April 16, 2016

How to pursue social justice, without also being a judgmental jackass?

I'll admit it - I lean toward social justice.  On the other hand, I try not to be a jerk.

I don't go to Starbucks due to their crappy C.A.F.E. program, (let alone their bad coffee) ... but I do buy their Frappuccinos or Double-Shots at convenience stores when I'm traveling.  (For those that live with a coffee-hater - cold coffees are much less aromatic, and less likely to bother a coffee-hater)

I don't like the environmental impact of Keurig and other pod-machines, but think they are brilliant for doctor's office and car dealerships that used to rely on keeping the coffee hot for a loooooong time (tricking you into taking a sip of the undrinkable swill it had become). And there ARE some people whose lives just don't allow for hand-making a cup of coffee.

I shop at Amazon, and I like my iPhone.  I like my conveniences.  So, I get it - no one is perfect, least of all me.

That doesn't mean I won't judge folks' actions - I am human after all, and to judge is a very very human trait - but it does mean I'll try not to be a condescending jerk about it.

I will try to write about things as fairly and as non-judgy-pantsy as possible. But, I'm sure to slip up. Let me know when I do, Ok?

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