Challenge #02667-G110: A Chosen Confusion

It is, at best, unwise to mistake these things for each other...

Kindness for Weakness

Patience for Passivity

Caution for Cowardice

Silence for Ignorance

Those who have done so have, almost invariably, learned the differences are vast indeed, and quite often have learned this in a manner whose results ensure they do not ever make that same mistake twice... or do anything else ever again, either... -- Anon Guest

It's almost a joke: A Galactic Citizen and a Deregger arrive at a planet-wide disaster zone... Except that this wasn't a joke and both Human individuals acted according to type. The Deregger attempted to make a profit, lecturing those already at their worst moments about how they should have prepared for the unforeseen.

The Galactic was quiet, and gave what they could spare, calling for help even though help was distant. Pitching in with sweat equity and doing what they could for others, even though it put them at risk as well. They didn't waste time or energy on correcting the Deregger, no matter how ample the Deregger's supplies, how loud their opinions, and how deplorable they were to their fellow cogniscent beings.

The Deregger was an armchair tactician, broadcasting across the devastated planet about how the Galactic opposition was doing everything wrong, causing more harm than help, and otherwise ruining it for commerce. Every single transmission decried the Galactic as a weak coward with less intelligence than an overripe pomegranate, who was somehow passive about the situation despite stealing honest work from the upstanding citizens below. Dereggers can believe in six conflicting ideas before breakfast.

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