PAX is a strange one for me. It’s entirely true that I have deep problems with it, but I also recognize what PAX means to a great many people who a) don’t realize the problematic issues surrounding PAX or b) don’t have anything else like it and deeply love PAX for how it enriches their lives.
Everything in life is a cost-benefit analysis. It’s impossible to live everything by your values, but we use them to guide us. PAX is one where I take the hit on my values and make up for it with what I have a chance to do while there. Giant Bomb is a community-driven website with limited resources (we seem mightier than we are) and would not survive without the support of the people who visit (and pay) for the site. It’s what makes PAX so important: it’s the only place we have to interact with those people face-to-face. It’s the only place where I can thank them for what they do.
So I end up doing the panel with Zoe Quinn, figuring if I’m going to be at a place like this, if there are other people going to be at a place like this, I should try and do some real good. And by real good, I don’t mean interviewing a developer and publishing a podcast. I mean trying to make a difference in someone’s life. I feel like we took step towards that at our panel. It’s possible that I could be doing more, but that’s always the case.
It is not a perfect solution, but it is the one that I’ve made my peace with.
The notion that “you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution” is an impossible standard that impedes actual social progress, which always happens incrementally. A much better way to make a difference is to contribute as little as possible to the problem while contributing as much as you can to the solution.
It’s important to hold yourself and others to a high standard, but when people try to do good and you punish them for not doing enough, it makes it hard for them to try again.
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does hannibal eat anything besides people like does he ever eat doritos
this show is for little kids but it is the funniest shit I have ever seen
whats that mythbusters dude doin
is this attack on titan
once in art class my teacher played this on the projector for a full hour
NOW YOU FUCKED UP!
"My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die.”
my housemate and I have been hiding this doll he found around the house for each other to find for months now and it’s getting progressively worse
*tips fedora at mosquito* m’laria