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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    Ignorance, apathy, and irresponsibility

    Ignorance, apathy, and irresponsibility

    I claim that the citizens of the US (and probably most other Western style democracies) cannot continue with the level of apathy, ignorance, and irresponsibility that has been the condition with past generations. Technology and population conditions demand that the citizens of democracies must become more intellectually sophisticated if we hope for the species to survive beyond the next 200 years.

    I think that a cursory examination of the twentieth century and our present conflict with what are labeled as terrorists dictate that we can no longer afford the luxury of the apathetic slumber that is characteristic of todays citizens.

    I also think that we can no longer afford to indulge in the very long incubation period that our species provides to the young. It is not unusual for youth today to remain less than responsible adults well beyond their twentieth year.

    The inertia of the present customs and culture make it almost impossible for these changes to take place from the top down. I think that if drastic change is to take place it rests upon the new generations to force that change.

    Young people can do this by quickly becoming more self-reliant, courageous, and enlightened citizens. They can do this through the development of a hobby that I call self-actualizing self-learning. They can do this by quickly becoming more intellectually sophisticated. All of this requires a larger dose of curiosity and caring.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2004

    Re: Ignorance, apathy, and irresponsibility

    i somehow have to relate this to the rise of the 3rd reich!?it seems when these problems arise in human relationships on a large scale that someone inevitably decides that something must be done about it!?and of course while more reasonable people may start the ball rolling it inevitably ends up escalating into a time/result driven demand!?so you could say that the symptoms you describe also help prevent something like that from happening again!?:freak3: :spin2::judges: : hehe!!....just askn..
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    Jun 2005

    Re: Ignorance, apathy, and irresponsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by coberst View Post
    Ignorance, apathy, and irresponsibility
    Two out of three ain't bad; don't give up on apathy.
    Last edited by phlipper; 03-24-2009 at 12:27 AM.

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