climate change · Climate communication · Empathy · fear · Fighting · Moral Distance · Politics · Psychology · Rhetoric · stereotype

“I don’t understand how…” How Moral Distance and Lack of Empathy Affect All Issues

The building of a moral distance between sides of a debate is an excuse to show no empathy. To empathize is a challenge to our egos.

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Douchebag · hate · Internal Conflict · society · stereotype

Ethan Couch, Affluenza and Douchebags

Ethan Crouch has been vilified as an example of the entitled rich kid by people who are not rich kids. By pegging him into a group, one exaggerates the douchebaggery of other groups and fails to identify the douchebaggery of one’s own.