Be the frog you want to see in the world
There’s an old fable that goes something like this: A frog in a pot of cold water, slowly brought to a boil, won’t jump out, but will instead let itself be cooked. Sometimes it’s told from the perspective of the chef, to warn that rash actions (such as dropping a frog in boiling water like a culinary Hannibal) will leave one with an empty pot, but I’ve always viewed it from the frog’s perspective, a warning that cold-blooded ignorance today means you’re soup tomorrow. Obvious link to climate change debate and recent news is obvious.
Of course, if we look at it through a scientific lens, that fable turns out not to be true, since a frog, being ectothermic, will become more active as the temperature slowly increases, and if it can jump out it’s gonna jump the F out.
I feel like that’s some sort of meta-allegory… maybe? If you’re ignorant you end up being slowly boiled alive, but if you just pay attention to a little bit of science, then you stop believing in fables and you end up getting the hell out of the soup pot.