The popularity of React is fueled by corporate-sponsorship, a tech industry seeking validation by becoming Hard and Masculine, and aggressive Capitalist principles (validation through work, market dominance, a continuous supply of skilled Labor) that result in Things being placed before People.
Sound familiar to anything?
I'm not gonna say what. You figure it out. (Hint: think white shirts and garden centre torches)
Support the plurality of technology.
Fight for the user at every step.
Advocate for using the most simple solution to solve any given problem.
Push back. Say "no".
Become craft professionals. Don't become factory workers. (yes, still labor-based, but I don't think anyone is going to listen to me about instigating a global revolution against capitalism and ushering in a post-capitalist age)
Amplify stifled voices - Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, women, trans people, disabled people, etc. (The concept of meritocracy is inimical to the lived reality of Intersectionality)
Stop playing on Codepen when there's shit to be sorted.