Okay: we can all agree that Jussie Smollett did a dumb. But, should this be a career-ending dumb?
LIZARD BRAIN SCREAMS “YES”!!!
Okay, but seriously: why should this be a career-ending mistake?
Because it should be!
To be honest, I think we’re conflating “should” with “will”. We all assume that this is going to be a career-ending mistake because of our mechanistic understanding of society. Here’s how it works:
Yup. That about sums it up.
But, let’s say that an egg has fallen off of a table. Gravity will pull this egg downwards until it hits the hard wooden floor, which will cause the egg to crack. But, does this mean that the egg should crack?
Let me rephrase that: are we somehow violating the laws of the universe if we manage to catch the egg and prevent it from cracking?
So, I ask again: should this be a career-ending mistake for Jussie? If not, then what other outcomes would be acceptable? For instance:
I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts.