The problem many Americans have with mask wearing is proof of the grocery cart dilemma - and it doesn’t speak well of us.
The grocery cart dilemma is the simplest philosophy question we run into in daily life.
To wit -
- returning a grocery cart is a simple way of helping others (the grocery workers who have to maintain the area)
- no one is watching to see if you actually do it
- there is no penalty for not doing it
It’s a simple test - are you a good person? Yes or no. Are you willing to impose a very minor inconvenience upon yourself for the greater good of others, with no reward for doing so?
Mask wearing in 2020-2021 is identical - and there are a lot of people who fail.