I like that approach, and I'll remember it... thanks!Atomic wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 pm"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
Or the container. Or the surface the container rests upon. Or the air around it all. Or the room the table is in. Or the building the room is in. Etc, etc.
When people tell me I'm part of the problem because I'm not part of THEIR solution, I ask them about the newborn baby somewhere in the Maldive Islands nursing at her mother's breast, and whether she's part of the problem, too.
People who have that absolute/binary a picture of the situation, are simply demonstrating that they don't understand the complexity of the world. They don't even understand the four phases of matter (solid, liquid, gas, plasma).
So, complexity upsets them.
One could say that it gives them the vapors.
(One would, however, then need to make a donation of several of the Noble Gases to the Pun Jar. Lead on, neon... radon into the sunset).