What I think of when I think of Taylor Swift and her jet

June 22, 2024 by Joshua
in Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership

Is someone criticizing Taylor Swift’s flying lately? People talk to me about it all the time. In the past few days, a few people told me she was in the news for flying a few miles on her jet.

Today, I turned the corner from Sixth Avenue onto Waverly and saw the scene below. I didn’t want to include identifying pictures so didn’t take it from their front, but what you see is an encampment of five or six people on the street. If you saw their faces, you’d see they’re zoned out on whatever they’re addicted to. They seem a tight community, but unhealthy, surrounded by waste, wrecking the environment for everyone around them.

This image is what I associate with private jets (also flying in general). To repeat, “zoned out on whatever they’re addicted to. They seem a tight community, but unhealthy, surrounded by waste, wrecking the environment for everyone around them” is how I see Taylor Swift, Elon Musk, and their peers.

Two Huge Differences

One huge difference between Swift and these homeless people: the homeless people’s mess is about a million times less.

Another huge difference: the homeless people aren’t influencing millions of people, including children.

Swift is far more destructive and influencing far more people to be more destructive.

She could change and influence the most in the other direction if she changed genuinely, authentically, and publicly.

One day I’ll get her on the podcast or we’ll do prime time special together. She could become one of the most influential people in history if she led toward sustainability, showing it improved her life, as you and I know it will, destroying the myth that sustainability requires sacrifice etc.

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