Just as anyone else who has come across an issue that they deem important, it can be disheartening to see how many others decide not to get involved. While it can be true that they honestly don’t see how it impacts them, I don’t believe that is the reason for the majority of the disinterest.

I was watching the National Spelling Bee on TV (unable to spell any of the words myself) and came across this word:

Weltschmerz
Meaning: “Sadness over the evils of the world, especially as an expression of romantic pessimism.”

This description often plays a large role when I begin to stop caring since it is quickly followed by feelings of hopelessness. I guess the cause and effect relationship can be the opposite as well.

From reading other blogs, ranting publicly on the internet seems to be cathartic for some. However I cope better by understanding the situation sufficiently to create an informed decision so that I may pass my comprehension onto at least a few others. This at first may seem without purpose, but ultimately if enough people are properly informed on an issue and they each inform others, this exponential communication can change the future.

My only hope is that I am able to eke out enough wisdom to make the right decisions so that others place enough value in my opinions and cause them to want to listen.