"In his mind, he wasn't just stealing music, he was fighting for freedom!"
Coincidentally relevant to my last post (coincidentally in that it happened to cross my feed and my attention right after making my last post).
This is an interesting observation on exactly the points I was making - 3 in particular:
- We are all the heroes of our own stories and we can justify everything we do from within our perspectives;
- That doesn't mean that there is no such thing as "right" and "wrong" just that it's more complicated and the paths to correct people need to reflect that complexity and that understanding; and
- We have to leave room in our communities for people to fuck up and to treat them with compassion and understanding if we want to have any hope at all in changing the culture around us to lead to fewer fuckups with lesser degrees of consequences.