So, did anything change in your daily lives now that the government shutdown? Probably not. Nothing to get worked up about.
So, don't care about something unless it affects me? Sorry, I'm not that selfish. That's just an utterly screwed up way to see things. Also, we're talking one day here. You don't wait until things get worse and then deal with them. For the sake of mankind, don't give anyone advice.
Not the intention of my comment, but judge away. We have people acting like doomsday is a foregone conclusion, so I simply asked people to take a look around and see how this affects them. Do you really believe everyone that is getting worked up is simply a selfless individual? I don't have such delusions when it comes to society. Or, are they simply buying into some of the doomsday media reports? I'm suggesting that people actually think for themselves and develop their own opinions.
I take your point that if people are being made to believe that this affects them directly, they should actually take a breath and see if that's reality or not. My
point, however, is, even if they find that nothing has changed in their lives, it is still not "nothing to get worked up about". Government should not
"work" this way and if anyone
is affected negatively, everyone
should be concerned.
You're making assumptions by the way. You can craft your own opinion and still be "worked up". Aside from the local news, I don't watch "news" networks because 24 hr news shows are more show and less news. So what you're saying doesn't apply to me and many others. My concern comes from being tired. The saying isn't "the bale of hay that broke the camels back" it's "the straw...". This doesn't have to be armageddon, it just has to be stupid enough to say enough is enough.
Considering that this all beyond their control and most aren't willing to anything about it regardless, why get yourself worked up over it when it doesn't affect you? People have enough to worry about. Worrying about something you can't change or are willing to try to change, is simply wasted energy.
You can't say "this [is] all beyond their control" and then say "most aren't willing to [do] anything about it...". You don't know what people are willing to do and if it's something they can't control, their will doesn't factor in. However, you're wrong. Not being able to do something about it immediately doesn't mean nothing can be done. You stay concerned about it even when it passes and keep it in your mind when it's time to vote again.