Monday, March 30, 2020

"Really?", you might think.

Yeah, it isn't really a moment by moment thing, for me; deciding not to be a super villain. You are right to be thinking that.  It is, as you no doubt expect, more complicated than that.

The key question involved in my mind is about where the boundaries of villainy, and super-villainy are, and whether or not I am dealing with pressures and ideas that move me closer to them.

I try to hold that question as the subject of daily meditation (or at least consideration).

So maybe "day by day" is more accurate, and only on the worst days are there a series of moments of decision.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Moment by moment, deciding not to become a super villain

This is a moment in which the decision not to become a super villain has a special weight in my mind.  My partner and I are socially distancing ourselves from everyone else to do our part to protect each other and everyone else from the fast natural spread of the first global wave of SARS-CoV-2.

The chief example of community identified evil in this moment, perhaps worldwide, is the selfish refusal of individuals or groups to take action and change behavior to help the community, local to wherever you are, to protect their weakest members.

Not an inspiring example.