Seth’s Blog: The Musclebound Baby
(The link to the original blog is here)
That’s pretty unlikely.
When we see someone with well developed abs, we don’t say, “oh sure, he was born that way.” Instead, we realize that a lot of effort went into it.
The same thing ought to be true for people who understand science, or make good decisions, or are capable of emotional labor. You don’t get to let yourself off the hook by pointing out that it doesn’t come easy to you. That’s beside the point.
We’re all capable of huge leaps of insight and empathy if we’re willing to go to work to learn how.