The truth is that after childhood and sometimes even before, (well because some of us had to bypass childhood, ) life becomes complicated. There are seemingly increasingly insurmountable odds to cram just living into every 24 hour long day.
Many people feel that just keeping their /head above water/ is all that they can do to survive.
The symptoms of this malaise / indifference are often accompanied by explanations like
I would care but
I'm too busy to look at the bigger picture
I have to focus on my family
I'm interested but only so far as any crisis might affect me
The Big Picture
The global (macro) financial situation is in a mess.
And each day it gets worse. Every person of thinking age should at the very least
- appraise themselves of the global financial position, i.e. without regard to self interest
- understand what (micro) i.e. individual actions are necessary to effect change and recovery.
Until then I turn to music to set the mood
Supertramp: Fools Overture