The cult of accountability

If you want to know what people REALLY think about something, just observe them when they think no one is looking or paying attention.

Here’s what ai mean by that:

My wife and I happened to spot a Mercedes-Benz driver at the grocery store the other day.

The driver backed into another car pretty hard. When she got out of her car she looked around to see if anyone saw what happened and then walked into the store.

She didn’t leave a note for the owner of the car she hit or anything.

She just walked off.

Probably you have see something similar at some point.

If only there was some kind of cult of accountability to call these people out (publicly) on their bullshyte.

Anyway, why do I bring this up?

Well, accountability in general seems to be lacking in today’s society unless… someone knows someone else is watching.

And sometimes, even when someone is watching, people STILL try to fool themselves (and others).

As proof of this just go hang out on Flakebook for a few days and observe. Don’t comment. Don’t engage. Just observe the jerkitood.

People start fights on social media because they’re hiding behind a computer screen. They’re not actally confronting a real human being with their insults.

The same thing happens in a parking lot.

People who fool themselves know what they’re doing and cannot be helped because they don’t want help.

For example, people who spend everything they make and save nothing for their own future are fooling themselves about getting old and needing money.

It’s not that they don’t want financial security. But they don’t want to save money either. To rationalize it, they tell themselves (and others) they can’t afford to save anything. They tell themselves (and others) they need a new iPhone or a new car or new clothes or a vacation, or a new dog or cat or whatever.

Most people have money to save. But most people don’t WANT to save. So… they don’t.

OK. Enough preaching to the choir.

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David Lewis

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