Why is it MY Job to Watch Out for You?

As I leave work – a frozen custard shoppe which also sell smoothies, coffees, lattes, and baked goods – I see a small family or two sitting in the grass of the lot next door. They are in the shade of the trees on a blanket just relaxing, while one of the kids is running around trying to get his kite to fly. Presumably, they just bought some desserts and were enjoying the warm, spring weather. It was a beautiful sight after all the seclusion brought on by the latest global pandemic.

But I gots a problem with this!

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The Drop Off

I had a dream.

People were lined up in front of, what began as, a supermarket. They approached one small, standing-height desk with an attendant, much like you would see at a movie theater. After passing off something and possibly getting a paper from the attendant they would proceed to another area; a counter, sectioned off from the lobby as in a bank.

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Your Consequences Are Not My Problem, but…

I was taking a walk after bingeing the first 3 seasons of “The Good Place” on Netflix. If you’ve seen it, you know what kinds of moral dilemmas they deal with. If you haven’t seen it, suffice it to say they deal with moral dilemmas albeit in a lighthearted yet emotional world.

Their dilemmas are of the ethical sort. Is it ok to lie? What if lying would save someone’s feelings? What if not lying would bring harm to people? Pretty much every plot thread is “can we lie or not”, “should I stick to my moral code all the time or not” , and “what does it mean to be human.” And also “love”.

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