yeah it was awful and i felt really shitty for not saying anything. but that was also (first and) last time climbing with that person so
That’s good, at least. People like that whose opinions are based on ingrained bias or outright hate are impossible to reason with and drain the life out of you if you try. I just hate that feeling after an encounter because I stew in rage for so long (both at the person and at myself) and there’s no catharsis because I actively avoid whoever I argued with.
this reminds me of the time the girl i was climbing with was like “oh i heard you shouldn’t give money to homeless people because it builds dependency” and then she started spouting off about how much money homeless people get. and i said nothing.
She sounds like my mom.