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Political Apathy

"You see Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." ~Peter Gibbons, Office Space

This quote describes more than Peter's attitude toward his job. This quote represents the attitude milions of Americans have for politics, current events, and other real-life situations. The reality of this quote really hit me today when I was sitting in a business-type class at school. The professor spoke with an accent and challenged the class to guess what country she was from; someone threw out Lebanon, and she indicated they were very close geographically. The sad part is... most people had no idea where Labanon was or what other countries were near it. Serbia and Japan were thrown out as possible countries she could have been from; and most people hadn't a clue at all.

I normally wouldn't be surprised at people's ignorance; but I considered that I was sitting in one of the most elite universities in the country, among who are supposed to be so…