Most of my good/crazy thoughts happen when I am either biking or showering or talking with friends. This one occurred while I was pedaling home from work yesterday, but was an extension of a conversation I had with a friend…unfortunately I can’t tie showering into this :)
The idea is to compare 2 situations from 3 different dimensions, and just see what comes out of it. It is basically an exercise in ethical analysis and a way to stretch your default perception.
2 possible situations are:
- Intentionally setting fire to someone’s house and burning it down.
- Driving a car, releasing CO2 into the air, raising the temperature of the earth, causing the sea levels to rise, thus causing a small island to flood, destroying a house (let’s pretend it’s just one house)
3 dimensions we can use to analyze the 2 situations:
- Societal Norms (how would society view it?)
- Impact on the Individual (i.e. the person who owns the house)
- Purely Physics