Sunday, February 20, 2011
Marriage 301, Lecture 620: Doing the Right Thing
Me: Maybe you should take one of the cloth bags [that I have been using since 1990] with you [as you walk to the grocery store and to the library]. It's easier to carry than the Sendik's [plastic] bag.
SH: Plus it's the Right Thing to Do.
Me: But more importantly, it's easier to carry because you can put it on your shoulder instead of holding it in your hand. Especially if you have heavy stuff.
SH: No, comfort and convenience don't matter. What matters is that cloth bags are morally superior to plastic.
Me: You're saying that you don't get environmental street cred for carrying a cloth bag because it makes things easier for you? That it is better if you suffer in some way?
SH: Yes. It's not supposed to be about comfort. It's supposed to be about Doing the Right Thing.
Me: Your side is nuts.