Friday Thread: Are we really just selfish, stupid and lazy? Or…

Thinking a little further on the Open Government theme, here’s a thought for a Friday afternoon from Dave Meslin’s The Antidote to Apathy TedX Presentation:

I propose to you today that apathy is we think we know it doesn’t actually exist. Rather the people do care but we live in a world that actively discourages engagement: consciously putting obstacles and barriers in our way.

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  • Practically_Family

    I propose to you today that apathy as we think we know it doesn’t
    actually exist. Rather the people do care but not about the same issues as we claim to.

  • D99

    Intentional exclusion, destructive ambiguity and a smug arrogance with regard to transparency and accountability. For example, just watch the interview with John O’Dowd and Dolores Kelly on last night’s edition of ‘The View’ – especially where they joke about the fact that Stormont Castle Agreement was not even available for the public to see the detail.

  • Kevin Breslin

    Rather the people do care but we live in a world that actively discourages engagement: consciously putting obstacles and barriers in our way.
    How is it our world’s job to ecourage or discourage engagement, and how does our world’s conscious able to block or barricade our passions?
    People can be selfish, stupid and lazy, but they are not the example to everybody.