Global Issues

People involved in global issues, such as the state of the environment or possible outcomes from the march of technology, are often engaged as with a hobby or pastime. Most people focus on immediate surroundings, getting through the day, meeting the current demands placed on them.

That seems to be why it is hard to find activists and qualified political candidates. It takes great sacrifice to ignore one's family and closest friends to focus on finding solutions for society.

A few people genuinely pursue larger issues to find solutions that will make like safer or more pleasant for us all. However, many pursue larger issues for the thrill of the challenge or the larger stage on which to perform.

None of this is to imply one path or the other is more righteous, other than focusing on one's friends and family or sacrificing for a greater good might merit more respect than personal pursuit of fame, power or accomplishment.