stories about individual heroism saving the day kinda fuck us up tbh.
there's not stories of "yeah I was pushing just a little bit in a small way, but so were tons of other people so we managed to overcome."
(related this is one of the things I love about the game Pyre: you're not the hero.)
@starkatt yeah.. the individual heroism stories in aggregate definitely contribute to a broad sense of "oh I'll never be that strong/brave/clever" and instill a sense of hopelessness/inadequacy, discouraging people from doing helpful things at all
@lifning Or making us feel completely inadequate, even when we are meaningfully helping.
@starkatt A society too obsessed with heroes that we refuse to prevent tragedies.
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