Additionally, even if you aren't able to overcome your prejudices entirely, simply being aware of them can help your work avoid becoming an Author Tract
. For instance, I have a frothing-at-the-mouth hatred for Science Is Bad
and other "primitivist" ideals that is probably too deeply rooted in my personality to overcome. Therefore, I will never include any sort of Evil Luddite
antagonist or the like in any of my works, as I would be unable to treat them as anything other then an unsympathetic strawman.
I also don't see where the fact that some readers might read an aesop into your works even if you didn't intend one comes into this at all. I have never
found the "some Viewers Are Morons
, so you should tailor the entire work to their level" argument terribly convincing for anything other then economic reasons, which I don't see being much of a problem here.