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Contemplations on my neurodiversity
@brainblasted it's worth looking into (if possible) but remember whilst we are all "¬normal" we all do it in different ways
And of course it's perfectly possible to tick multiple boxes
One thing about me is: I really do love explaining certain issues to people who are willing to listen and learn. If I can get someone to understand where I come from as a black man, and they can take that understanding and apply it in the form of empathy and support for others, that feels like a net good.
I do not like explaining things to bigots, though. They’ve already made up their minds about who some people are and how the world is, and no amount of convincing will get to them.
The thing that gets me is that it is extraordinarily difficult to discern which someone is when they both start off with some of the same casually racist stuff. One doesn’t know what they did was harmful, and the other is actively intending to cause harm. So it becomes hard for me to want to explain to anyone when I don’t know if I’ll be wasting my time.
@brainblasted wildly different issues but similar (though less frequent) experiences
Don't think there are any good solutions, just gotta keep moving forward I guess
If you get offended that I send you to docs, or gtk examples, or search engines, or even try to get you to think for yourself by asking counter questions, instead of writing code for you - you can get full refund. Oh right, you expected me to teach you everything for free.
As if I have nothing better to do than to spend time babysitting somebody's app. Yeah, no.
@brainblasted boils down to representatives should:
1. Do what's best for the country
2. Do what's best for their constituency (≠ constituency wants, MPs need to work together - see Burke)
3. Do what the party wants
The important part being the order - most representatives get that wrong and the party takes precedence (and the party probably doesn't care about constituents)
@brainblasted ‘First duty of an MP is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of GB. Second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. It is only in the third place that his duty to party takes rank. All three should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy.’
(a tad abridged to fit in a toot)
@brainblasted problem is the alternatives are more broken
Of course the US is yet to try democracy…
Churchill, who fun fact wasn't a great person, made a pretty good comment on how representative democracy _should_ work - which somewhat shows why it often doesn't work
Doer of things, forgetter of stuff
Pretends to maintain things sometimes
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