I just can't switch it off, sometimes.
You have to. The alternative is obsession.
My attitude may look like apathy. Hell there's no other word to describe it but it's not a lazy or programmed response. It's more of a path chosen tactically and logically as the one that makes the most sense.
Two ideological soundbites spring to mind -
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem"
"charity begins at home"
My immediate experience of the world, my "trip" if you like, is experienced, first hand, from my POV, for 70-80 years or whatever +/-
Distant people being treated horrifically are still distant. Terroristic ambition may repercuss closer to home and with increasing freqency but all I see is my own little shit and those around me going down.
I got enough on my plate dealing with the immediacy of my situation and trying to be part of that solution and enjoy the bits I can, to be bothered with the fact that we all know the politicians is puppets to the moneyfuckers and injustices are happening the world over. I'm on the clock here. 40 years and bit down and the end is looming I got no motivation or incentive to waste what's left worrying about anything other than the primates in my monkeysphere.
In a world I don't really pay much attention to, where there are concepts like right and wrong and justice and shit, my attitude would be considered badwrong and I'd be reprogrammed or punished or whatever. Feel free to condemn me and my ilk but the facts remain - lot of people feel this way. Not everyone can be arsed leading the israelites across the red sea. Nothing is going to change and if it does it won't be by my hand.