@remus Being concerned about a new and growing problem is perfectly fine. All tragedy is equal to the victims. But it is not bad to care about some things when other bad things also exist. We all champion different causes and this plurality is good.
@0xmf It is more about not feeling guilty for worrying about problem A because there exists a problem B that is as bad or worse that you are not worrying about. We humans are finite beings. Caring for one thing is not callousness towards others.
@jmreekes But distracting pilots of aircraft is a truly dangerous thing whatever the language we use. And it behooves us to try to find a measured language that treats it like the serious problem it is rather than a military attack.
@jmreekes When overblown language is uses, like in the headline I linked to, it makes the whole thing come off as ridiculous. It is hard for me to take the story seriously when the image it conjures up is one of scifi apocalypse and not 'blinding light'.
@jmreekes Speaking of which, I was driving recently and saw a stupid middle school kid throw a full paper cup of soda into the street where cars were whizzing by. This was a dumb thing to do, could have caused harm, and the teenager should be punished.