Apathetic For a Reason

Today’s twenty-somethings are constantly tagged with the ‘apathetic’ label, due in large part to their disdain for traditional activism and their embrace of an overtly cynical worldview. But could the apathy and cynicism stem from the devastating reality that a small but vocal band of activists can no longer have the world-changing impact they once did? Anyone who sits and watches a film like “Fahrenheit 9/11” or “The Corporation” will be angry at the world afterwards, but if you don’t believe that you can do anything about it, what’s the point of trying?