Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Apathy, Tall Poppy or are we just lazy?

I'm kind of bummed out some days with the general apathy of New Zealanders. Where does it come from?

Is it just another manifestation of the 'tall poppy' syndrome that we kiwi's are famous for? We are pretty good at cutting people down who get too big for their boots.

Are we selfish? I've seen so many examples recently of people ignoring others struggles- until of course they end up in one of their own.

Maybe we just feel useless and think there's no point in standing up for yourself or other people because you can't change anything so why bother. I have had a few people say that to me over the last couple of years actually. How depressing is that ? And how untrue.

Our world changes constantly. Greek Philosopher Heraclitus said that the only constant in life is change (or some variant of that.) Humans are agents of change. Every single advance we have made started with one human, one person. Why can't that person be you?

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