Practical Philosophy

It’s Not Your Fault, But it is Your Responsibility

I mercifully never really struggled with was the idea that having invisible social privileges is "my fault," but it's a conversation that comes up a lot. A simplistic rebuff of the very idea of unearned social privilege existing is that I — as a straight, white, male, etc — are not at fault for the confluence of societal structures that are the causes of all the invisible privileges I enjoy.

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Communication

The Two Currencies of Relationships

Every good relationship contains two things: intimacy and mutual service. I don't just mean romantic relationships; whenever you find a relationship valuable, it is because you're getting at least one of those two needs met by that relationship. When you find a relationship hard to sustain, or damaging, it's because it fails to provide (or provides negative and damaging forms of) these two qualities.

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