And now we're back from that commercial back with the program already in progress:
I dislike super self-righteous people. This should come as a shock to nobody. That may sound kind of terrible out of context or something. It shouldn't because there is a difference between a self-righteous person and a good person or someone trying to better themselves.
A self-righteous person has to let other know all the great stuff they do to save the world or "better" themselves. They also have to tell everyone else how to live their life. How they can better themselves, with unsolicited and unwanted advice. I'm all for people being better, and caring about the world around them. But just because I don't tell everyone I care doesn't mean I don't. I just don't feel the need to tell everyone I care about something.
Something similar to this happens at work all the time. A good kid will, of course do something good or right. Something they didn't have to do, then go about their day. Then another child will do something good, then have to make sure everyone knew about their good deed, thus tarnishing it some. At least in my eyes it tarnishes it some. If you were confident in what you were doing is right, not everyone would need to hear about it. It isn't necessary. You should be happy and fulfilled you did it. You did it because you felt it made you a better person. You felt it was the right thing to do.
Does anyone else remember that 'Save Darfur' fad that happened years ago? The people that wore the shirts probably don't, because they probably weren't even Darfur was a region in Sudan, or that there was a real tragedy going on. People just wanted to buy some sweet looking shirt that showed they cared about the world. Apparently part of the money went to stop the tragedy. When is the last time donating money stopped a government backed genocide? Never. Thought so.
Yes we should care about the environment and do what we can to make this world livable for future generations. I wish every country could be as privileged as the United States. It's a fact of life that they aren't. We shouldn't feel super guilty about it, but we also shouldn't abuse what we have constantly. But just because you do care, doesn't mean you have to tell everyone about it.