The Thanos Fallacy

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Thanos cares.

He does what he does,
for the good of others.

Just as parents,
spouse,
and leaders
unintentionally hurt others,
while merely trying to solve these others’ problems,
so does he.

In his pursuit to fulfill his need
for balance,
he also hyper-empathizes
with humanity
and assumes that they, too, desire
to fulfill this need.

This is a fallacy.

To reckon with this fallacy
and to connect with the present need of humanity,
he has to see them in the eyes.
He has to be willing to realize his empathy directly,
not through imagination,
but through conversation,
which he never does.

Why would he?
After all, he cares.
He has good intentions.
Many of us think that’s enough.
Why would he think different?