Convocation was today.
The speaker talked about how we, as Brown students, must be perceptive in this world. We must continue on the path of improvement, for both society and self. She spoke well. But the thing is, I couldn’t care less for this.
It’s not that I don’t have sympathy for the plight of African-Americans. There is just no way I can influence that sort of things. My personality is counter as to what such activists expect from one another. In another context, my opportunity cost of doing such social work is great.
I used to find these problems interesting. I used to be able to speak intelligent with my friends on these topics. But as time turned, the less I read about #BlackLivesMatter, inequality or gender issues. Now, I have but a cursory overview of these matters.
Specialization is a good thing. That’s what econ says.