“You know, as a 41 year old, I feel like life has bullied me so much, that I keep my head down, read my sci-fi books, and buy something cool off of Amazon every now and then. I genuinely feel like nothing short of major economic, revolutionary, or global war will change things much. So instead, I stay informed, I vote, but I know we’re collectively eyeing our foot with a shotgun. As an idealist who loved history and civics when I was young, I truly bought into everything our founding fathers established (almost everything, I’m black). But when you get older, work, have a mortgage, you become disillusioned with seeing how everyone in power games the system. To the point, that well meaning people are conditioned to play the game when they first get power. Democratic or Republican, we should be a stronger republic with more quality, fact driven non-biased news, strong STEM and civics for students in order to raise quality citizens who work together. Anyways, I’m rambling, so I’ll put my head back down.”
– apok1980, commenting 2 months ago about what Carl Sagan wrote 26 years ago.
NOTE FROM INDY:
I didn’t know what STEM was, so I asked the Goog. She said it stands for Science Technology Engineering Math.