virtue signalling - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Virtue signalling stems from virtue ethics, the study of what is virtuous. Virtue is what is good, loving and kind. Virtue stems from starting with love as the supreme first principle and moving forwards from this point. Virtue ethics is connected to neuroscience by the study of how ethical choices use both the empathy and logical areas of the prefrontal cortex. Thus virtue is closely related to brain health, physical health and the healthy functioning of society. Those who use virtue signalling are helping their audience to tune into this concept.
Politicians may, for example, use virtue signalling to show the immorality of failing to feed people on a planet with plenty of food. To feed the people is an act that stems from love, the opposite is an act of emotional indifference. Love signals "the good" and emotional difference signals "the bad or evil."
Dude, your planet is in sick bay and your leaders act as if caring for it is optional "if we can afford it." Dude! What does that even mean? What is money? You realise that the entire money-nexus is fictional, right? Money is not part of ecology or the planet's health system? So? What are you all waiting for? Sack up, man up, woman up! Get your planet off the hospital ward, and be guardians! Earth is your "ward," your "charge," your God given responsibility. She is your home, your den. The "ward of the den" the "warden" is nothing at all to do with prison! Guard your planet from vices, that's the advice we can add. Relearn real virtue, yes! That is our signal! A virtue signal! Can you add this up or do you still think you need a calculator?