Make Caring Cool

Added 2022-09-02

Caring is beat out of us as children. Can we do something about this?

Read this then compare it to reality. Do schools encourage alturism? Or do they beat it out of us at a young age.

My model for how school works can be illustrated with two maybe-strawman examples:

I predict Joe that is popular and Joy is seen as a weirdo, the same thing happens to adults. It's weird to be seen caring about something! Dispassion is seen as a sign of maturity and intelligence.

Why highlight children? Because children can't change social groups as easily. An adult can move, go to EA meetups, etc. While most children cannot. Additionally, I believe children have higher "baseline caring" then adults do, meaning it's more a matter of protecting it then creating it.