“It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.”
I just wish I felt that my generation saw it this way. It seems like most people I know who are political have checked out of the society we live in, hoping for that perennial “revolution” that will never come. Either that or they just don’t care enough to be incited into action at all. I liken that to the Puritans or some other ultra strict religious group. Living their whole life in modesty, depriving themselves of certain pleasures, all in hopes of being rewarded in the afterlife. The only GIVEN that we have is the life were living or not living right this moment. Sure, all that other stuff may be possible, who knows…. certainly not me. How can people complain that the system’s broken, or corrupt, their lives and their environment are not to their liking and then do nothing to fix it? I don’t know about anyone else, but personally, I’m more of a solutions guy. Even in my relationship, if something comes up which its bound to because neither of us is perfect (she’s pretty damn close though.) I try to attach a positive, or alternative, to it. How can we make this better, or fix this, not oh well, were just never gonna agree. It shows the other person that you at least care enough to try making it work. Otherwise its complaining just for the hell of it, no thought put into making it better,
just “waaaaahhhhh”…..”waaaaaaaahhh” .My Response to that?
- Looking for Wisdom (countingmyblessings.typepad.com)
- Friday Night Philosophy…on Sunday. (talbingo.wordpress.com)
- David Hunter: Introverts living in an extrovert’s world (knoxnews.com)