The first factor refers to the woeful ignorance that we’re all encouraged to have from an early age. The fact is that we never seem to have enough time to pay attention to what is going on in the world. Our inattention often stems from diversions, such as mindless devotion to sports, reality television shows, celebrities, and divisive issues fomented by the mass media and political leaders of our country.
When we allow ourselves to be distracted by these types of “entertainment”, it becomes very easy for nefarious people to do nefarious things behind our backs while we simply aren’t paying attention.
Think about it. Most of us work at least 40 hours a week. On top of that, many of us have children to look after and care for. By the time Monday morning rolls around, we’ve had almost no time to do anything other than sleep, eat, and care for our children before we have to do it all over again for the other 51 weeks of the year. As a result, we typically turn our tired minds to the TV for a few precious minutes of free time to find our favorite talking head behind a desk on our favorite talking head TV news station, so they can do our thinking for us.
If you stop for just a moment and ponder a couple of the reasons why our daily lives just happen to be so “hectic” and why they don’t allow much time for research and critical thinking, the scheme starts to become painfully obvious.
Good things never happen when you fall asleep at the wheel of your own life …