Saturday, January 24, 2009

A contributing factor to social apathy

One of the disappointments of adulthood has got to be how little interest other adults have in talking about anything real. Even issues of significance tend to be only attended to in superficial terms, with the repetition of whatever canned narrative fits their prejudices. I think part of it is a lack of time, and another part of it is that people are more set in their ways. That makes "stimulating discourse" less likely to be pleasing and more likely to cause discomfort and friction. I think a lot of people aren't actually shallow, but have learned to behave shallowly in order to blend in better. Just because it makes sense doesn't mean I like it, though.



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