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tla  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ignorance is a mold that looks like a fire.

Sometimes you need to get rid of the stuff that has rotted from the mold. There's no point preserving that which will just spawn another outbreak and cause everyone to get sick again.

_refugee_  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yo so I'm a terrible lazy person and also mold makes me gag really easily and so does spoiled food, but if leftovers/whatever have been left in the fridge or on the counter (don't look at me, look at the open can of chicken broth my roommate has left out for like, over a week and probably going on two, man) long enough to be assuredly really disgusting, I have no shame: especially if I do not have a dishwasher I am more likely to toss the entire dish than wash it out. First, if you don't have a dishwasher it's likely you don't have a garbage disposal either, and that means your wasted moldly food scraps get real real real fast, and second, I'm convinced that i can't clean them well enough by hand without scalding temperatures to want to eat from that plate again.

So basically. In practice I totally agree. In theory I don't think I disagree either but I would argue slightly more for conservation just bc, you know, let's not waste.

But fuck no that tomato has mold on it the whole thing is going in the garrr-baahhhge.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...are we still talking about ignorance? I've lost the line of thought.

_refugee_  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, my comment could be interpreted to mean that I understand when mold or ignorance infects an object or thread or discussion topic or even website, sometimes certain people might choose to destroy or abandon the latter as a result of their innate repulsion to mold/metaphirc whatever.

So, I was telling a true story, but by telling it trying to say I understand why metaphorically one might take what would be essentially similar actions. Minus the literal fire part.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh! I see now. You mean to say, metaphors aside, that people are overwhelmed by the idea of getting rid of mold as well as ignorance when there's a lot of it, right?

saintcanice  ·  1823 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think the meaning was, people are disgusted by mold/ignorance and may throw an infected thing out even if there are salvageable parts, but maybe that isn't ideal.