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What Faber is saying is similar to an old saying from the '60s -- "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." What he is saying is that people who do not want to do things that are helpful (building) are going to do things that are destructive (burning).
I do not really agree with this statement. I think that it is possible to be pretty neutral. I think that there are surely plenty of people who do not actively do especially good things. I count myself among them. I am not some big philanthropist or volunteer or anything like that. But, at the same time, I don't think I'm tearing anything down. I don't think that you have to be either a great benefit to society or a great harm. I think you can be neutral.
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