just because we can, doesn't mean we should

by: danah boyd

Learning to moderate desires and balance consequences is a sign of
maturity. I could eat only chocolate for all of my meals, but it
doesn't mean that I should. If I choose to do so anyhow, I might be
forced to face consequences that I will not like. "Just because I can
doesn't mean I should" is a decision dilemma and it doesn't just apply
to personal decisions. On a nation-state level, think about the cold

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