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Was talking to a friend about people's "ethical concerns as performance/ego stroking"; and said the following. (multipart) 

I think a lot about relatively niche ethical issues in IT. In part because thats my career, more or less. And those thoughts effect a lot of choices I make when it comes to technology.

But one thing, that didn't entirely click for me for a stupidly long time. Is that it is a privilege to be able to make those choices.

Was talking to a friend about people's "ethical concerns as performance/ego stroking"; and said the following. (multipart) 

They often require skill and knowledge, if not money, time, mental bandwidth or other resources. It's not something to be proud of.

If you find yourself fortunate enough to be able to chew on a niche ethical issue do so. In fact you might have a duty to mull on it.

But it doesn't make you a better person.

Was talking to a friend about people's "ethical concerns as performance/ego stroking"; and said the following. (multipart) 

@trashheap This is something that @chris could probably say a lot about

Was talking to a friend about people's "ethical concerns as performance/ego stroking"; and said the following. (multipart) 

@david @trashheap Ha. This is one of my favorite topics and something I do mull over a lot. That said, I'm different in that I talk publicly about this stuff all over. Dogfooding is a thing

Was talking to a friend about people's "ethical concerns as performance/ego stroking"; and said the following. (multipart) 

@trashheap This is always a good thing to remind ourselves.

Could it also be a +1 if you have the privilege and time/bandwidth to distill the issue for people with less privilege time/bandwidth.

I think if entered with a humble attitude it could be a good thing.

I think often about the concepts of passing these things along conceptually. 🤔

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