Everywhere I look I encounter yet more doom and gloom among people who should be out there inspiring us to greater things. I perceive a general angst that we are adrift, that our ship of state has struck a reef and is foundering in a turbulent sea.
My colleagues and I agree that we all experienced components of apathy at one time or another, that in fact, all people experience periods of apathy. But do these episodes become more frequent or intense as we age?
Lately I've been checking in with many of my Spirit Junkie contemporaries about their experience of the forthcoming election. Though everyone has different opinions, one common theme that kept coming up was an overarching sense of apathy.
"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.
Our representatives are the first class passengers on the sinking boat called America. They are still drinking champagne and listening to music because they have access to the life rafts. Not surprising.