Personally, I think it is because, in this post, all you are really saying is: "Who cares? Whether I press red button or the green button is irrelevant.". This opinion is completely disregarding the topic, the topic being, rather, the psychology of one's opinion of others' and one's own actions.
This article is saying, in essence, one believes one's own actions are perfectly normal due to one's natural subjective sympathy of one's self, due to false consensus, due to extenuating circumstances, or any other reason, and that one's actions cannot, i...
Nick_Tarleton, this is just proving that, while you may have processed the fundamentals of correspondance bias, you have not completely processed the concept of false consensus, as you are using an example of this in your post.
You say "Shouldn't we all care about saving the world?", this is false consensus; assuming your opinion would be mirrored by a gross overestimate of relevant individuals than the actual statistic of individuals that share your opinion. While Kavembuangga is demonstrating, with your interpretation of the quote you sampled, e... (read more)