497: Don’t let judgment and criticism kill action: Gernot Wagner’s personal example.
Gernot Wagner posted a story in New York Magazine about personally acting in a big way on his living situation.
People criticized his sharing something vulnerable. Sadly, people acting in stewardship, in everyone’s interest, still today have to suffer criticism. I describe in this episode his article, the criticism he faced (as did I), and the systemic effect of this criticism.
Quoting from my book, I’ll show how strongly blind criticism exacerbates inaction and accelerates polluting. Beyond annoying, it augments the problems.