StrionicRandom t1_ja9v844 wrote

Are you saying that facetiously? Because a world without air travel would be exhausting to get anywhere in. How does air travel get removed without posing an extreme burden to society and the economy?


StrionicRandom t1_j0mrnud wrote

It's a bit more nuanced than that.

If we remove people before trying to meet them in the middle, sometimes you run into the problem of creating groups of social rejects. And we know historically that's always led to bad things; groups of people rejected for the same reason gaining socially extremist views, harming themselves or others, or living in isolation forever.

If we as a society start doing this, we're also going to have to try hard to pull others up, or nothing. We can't act like we're above the people we've been encouraged to reject as of late.

Our habit of pushing """unnecessary""" people away is a logical and ethical absurdity if we also say we want to create a society that does the best things for the most people. It just wants the feeling of doing the right thing without actually having to do it.


StrionicRandom t1_iz1vium wrote

What are some pros of natural diamonds that outweigh the cost in third-world people's lives, first-world people's time, and massive damage done to the environment and the economy?