Updating your apps and OS is like vaccinating your children. It’s uncomfortable, inconvenient, occasionally costs money, and may even cause some discomfort in the short term, but it helps keep you and them – and everyone else! – healthy and safe.
Numerous studies have found that when people feel a lack of control, they have an increased propensity to form conspiracy theories as a way to explain their helplessness.
Think about it: When you are doing everything you can to fulfill an unmet need, and you are not having success or feeling any traction, you look for reasons. Something must be blocking you. What could it be?
The conspiracy theory arises to fill that gap. It explains why you are not getting what you want. Conspiracy theories thrive within groups who feel that they don’t have control over their lives.
– Dave Gray, Liminal Thinking
Call it “climate crisis” instead. Reinforce that it’s already hurting everyone and must be addressed now. Use our brain’s flaws for good. Language matters!
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