People keep describing my environmental actions as praiseworthy. I think they do it to make it seem harder and less accessible to do themselves what they expect will be hard, deprivation, sacrifice, and not what they want to do.
Making what I do sound good makes what they do normal. I prefer to see not polluting as normal and polluting as abnormal and worth changing.
I feel that praising someone for not polluting is like praising someone for not kicking puppies or abusing their children. I suggest seeing not kicking puppies as normal and kicking them as abnormal.
This episode explores this perspective.