This is a Crisis
Of course no one will read this because of the reason this post contains; it describes what the people who wont read this, as well as the people who do, do. And are.
Have yo fiveu ever had a recyclable item that you used and you usually recycle all the time, but then this one time, for whatever reason, you just don’t?
This kind of activity (of doing something contrary to one’s values) is called being human. Attempting to remain consistent with one’s values is good, but I think that it happens rarely as opposed to commonly. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that such consistency never happens over any significant period or line of activity.
How many times a day do you encounter someone who brings you to have a negative reaction, attitude or behavior either towards them or released in some other manner, but then later you see how stupid you were being? Or how often do you not realize how stupidly you acted?
How many times a day. Or a week do you find yourself justifying your activity and attitude to yourself, despite what you think of yourself? How often do you compensate for your thoughts and behavior, knowing that you do or not?
The idea that we behave according to or consistent with our values I think is possibly a great distortion in reckoning or a false understanding of what humanity is.
Humanity routinely and regularly does not accord with what it believes about itself as a motivating value system. And, again, I might even extend this out to suggest that the value system itself is a compensation; that might be what makes ethical behavior a kind of idealism, the practically of judgement itself based in a compensatory ideal of a subjectivity which extends itself beyond its proper domain. Ironically, I think this is one of the arguments Jordan Peterson (who every one loves to hate) makes; that is, we need to begin with oneself and not with ideology. Not place blame on an aspect of ourselves which we compadres for by deeming it or reckoning it as not inherently us.
Hence, the climate change scare is something that is occurring within the scope of what human beings actually are and how we actually are. Climate change in this respect has nothing do to with what we are doing as much as it is what we are, being as we are compensating for what we do not wish to see of ourselves.
Change and struggle is the constant condition. Perception and discrepancy of being is the norm and as though it is the presentation of the subject in the world.
But we have to try, Of course, and be alarmed and worry and …
It is being human in the world.
The change in point of view I suggest is one of acceptance and response as opposed to denial and reaction.
Show me a person who is ethically consistent in thier behaviors and I’ll show you someone with schizophrenia.
Wait. Do I hear Deleuze and Guattari??