The dawn of the Millennial Generation introduced a medium for communication that cannot be compared to any that came before it. The Internet as we all here in North America use it rampantly and is becoming, if not already, a necessity in modern American society.
This medium for sharing knowledge has become such an asset to our generation but it might make one think that it is not being used to its full potential due to the over-saturation of information available. Some might come to the conclusion that the greatest creation for human communication has amplified ignorance and laziness. False information distributed into the circulation of unimaginable ignorance or true information thrown into a fray of apathy.
The Internet was supposed to be a medium that would explode the world into elite thinking but the current generation shows otherwise. The RISING POWER has ceased.
Oligarchy | ol·i·gar·chy
Noun. A form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
Complacency | com·pla·cen·cy
Noun. A feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
You are thrown into a society now with some options but realistically, your options are to make money and spend it. It is true that we have many basic freedoms available to us today such as general wellness of the body. It is still restrictive though, how free we really are. Are your political interests really taken into account when you're too busy to look into a candidate and support them? What if you have to go to school and work and thus the little free time you have is devoted to little enjoyments because social action is often plagued by difficult issues that would cause more stress. How can you really rally for a cause when you have to get up early for work so you can feed yourself and your family perhaps.
This is the oligarchy in place, to an extent. It is not enforced in a way that is put so plainly but it has been somewhat loosely orchestrated to be that way from the beginning. Until you work yourself or a few generations that follow you, you are stuck in working and studying, spending and living. You might feel as if your voice will not be heard. You might feel as if social action won't matter if you're the only one who will start it. You might feel you have other priorities, the ones that are directly related to you and yourself only, come before the bigger picture. You might feel as if you might be the only one that will do the best thing for the good of everyone. Thinking that way is exactly why one might be living in a looped race track. Ignorance to current and important events and decisions that are affecting you can now be remedied by the fact that you are too busy trying to make money or maybe you have too much homework and exams on your plate.
NEW WORLD ORDER
What can I do then, when I look so powerless now? There is only one step for now, be more open-minded. Absorb information critically and deliver and provide it to others with an attempt to having no bias. Everyone is encourage to have their own beliefs and convictions but there is now a need for everyone to understand each other better. Once you think about how another person thinks and might feel about an issue, learn from the experience. Ask many questions and finally get rid of the mentality that young people don't care about important things too much. Make it known that you care about things that are important. Strive to be less ignorant and be more open-minded.