To Know and Not to Act is Not to Know

I don’t usually agree with Confucians, or neo-Confucians for that matter. But this view is very much in line with my own.

A related thought is Samuelson’s concept of Revealed Preference, or the old saying “Actions speak louder than words”.

Another connection is the notion of a “costly signal”: posting on social media about feminism makes you a little bit feminist, marching at a feminist rally makes you more of a feminist, consistently spending time, effort and resources on promoting the welfare and equality of women makes you a “real” feminist.

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