It is a burden to care. To care so much about a person, a political issue, an environmental cause, world peace. It is much easier to immerse yourself in mindless television programs until apathy oozes out of your pores. To go about...business as usual, like the world revolves around you, Britney and Paris. Real reality is much more ugly, more beautiful, more substantive. This is not a complaint. I feel lighter being a dissident and bearing the burden.
Besides, I'm in good company.