I want to live somewhere that's more . . . I don't know . . . aware of the world apart from themselves. I just - I'm twenty-two and I'm fucking exhausted . . . I read and I learn and I think it's just so hard to fight for something when so many people are just content to take things the way they are. How can I come to . . . ::SCREAM:: That just because we can breathe easy (which we can't, thanks to the air quality) life is good? I'm all for being thankful for little blessings, and I am, certainly . . . but that's not an excuse to sit on our asses and watch as everyone else is struggling. I just don't understand. We've had - and always do have - an opportunity to know about what's happening in the world (even setting the election aside!) and we have chances to perhaps set things on a different course, and we don't. I can't help but feeling deflated that we fail ourselves and have no one else to blame, because people are so quick to point fingers. How can I be content with my life knowing that so many others aren't and that so many more others don't give a shit???????
P.S. I hate it when people take it personally that I don't agree with their opinions. I do realize that there is a separation between a person and someone for whom they may or may not have voted. I also realize there is a separation between a political figure as a person and a political figure as . . . well, in their role as a political figure. I may love hanging out with my boss at Happy Hour but hate working for her in the workplace. I'm having a hard time dealing with my own feelings about issues, obviously - - this isn't some sort of personal affront to anyone who doesn't feel the same guilt as I do about many, many, situations.