Adulterated Joy

A friend sends me a link to the sweetest video ever, a baby elephant enjoying the ocean.

Who could not love watching this? It induces unadulterated joy! Until I learn that this elephant – and others – have been exploited by Thailand resorts.  I hate that.  I want to stop that. I certainly don’t want to do anything that might promote those resorts.

So do I share the video or not? I decide that the elephant’s pleasure is pure and true, and although the back story is unhappy, I still love this video, just as this elephant loves the ocean.