I didn’t pay attention to it, but now that I do, people who pollute judge nonstop on sustainability issues. They also defend themselves even when the issue has nothing to do with them.
I think they feel judged, which tells me they know they are doing something they believe is wrong. They can’t resolve this internal conflict so suppress and deny it. Then when the issue comes up, they feel judgment and blame whoever brought it up for their feeling guilt and shame.
They call me extreme for living as sustainably as all humans did until about a century ago, but it seems easier to me to resolve the inner conflict by not doing what I believe is wrong so I don’t cause my own guilt and shame.
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