Last Friday night found me at a (truly epic, supremely awesome) party, but I’m not going to blog about how many drinks I had/ numbers I got/ fights I fought. What I’m going to blog about is ignorance.
I’m not sure how the topic came up, but I made some offhand comment about what’s happening in Egypt… and I truly hope that by now all of the people reading this blog know what I’m talking about, because no-one I was chatting with at the time did. Inconceivable!
So, throughout the course of the evening, I accosted various groups of people at the party and asked them what they thought of the situation in Egypt (yes, I’m that weird guy at the party that you try to avoid eye contact with). The final result? I found two people who knew what was happening (both already friends of mine. Naturally.)
It blew my mind… here was a group of my supposed peers who had absolutely no idea. Sure: we were at Bohemians and a large proportion of the crowd were students starting a heavy weekend and so may not technically be peers of mine anymore, but they’re STUDENTS, their entire purpose is supposed to be the accumulation of information (if not knowledge).
I don’t understand how, in the modern era of the syndication, communication and community of information, people around me could be so unaware of the world around them.
Colour me shocked… It was still an awesome party though ^^;
“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” – Albert Einstein