I agree... I was never implying this was the only issue.
I think it all comes down to willful ignorance. That is the cause of all our problems as a society, whether it be internationally, at home, or in our interpersonal relationships.
I'm working on a book going over this very topic.
If willful ignorance, pathological denial of reality, were defined as a mental illness or disorder... the majority of the world's population would be "sick".
Here is my side of a conversation I just had with an ex girlfriend from 7-8 years ago.
It just feels like I've given up on the human race.
Not on "dating" or a "future"...
It's just the few exceptions in my life... what has it ever amounted to?
I'm not afraid of getting hurt again or bringing someone down... I'm just afraid of feeling disappointed. I don't let it get to a point where people can hurt me.
Even though I care about you a bunch... you could turn batso crazy... and I wouldn't be phased.
I think I hate people... and as of the last 6 months... that's helped cover up the fact that I sort of hate myself.
Feels like those of us that give a damn are so few in numbers... what's the point? Everyone claims to "love" or "care"... but they don't know let alone care to know how.
Like we're in the 7th inning of a little league game and my team has given up and I'm the only one willing to play... at least for the sake of trying.
The amount of self-sabotage and how the vast majority of people not only don't... but will never take responsibility for it... I just don't see the world becoming a better place. My second biggest pet peeve caused by my first... potential being sabotaged by willful ignorance.
We can all be inspired by the little triumphs the human race has... but too many are completely apathetic or don't understand the meanings of these things. We're turning into a fahrenheit 451 world.
All of these books, 1984, atlas shrugged, F451... they all saw it coming.
Critical Thinking > Emotional Thinking > Pseudo-Intellectuals that Saturate DP
Utilitarianism > Consequentialism > Deontology > Egocentrism
Making people feel "troll'd" with the truth > being an intentional troll > acting like one naturally