I was at lunch with coworkers the other day, and one mentioned that many people in this country and others, especially where nationalism (not to be confused with patriotism) is on the rise, suffer from Mental Poverty.
Not having heard the term before, I looked it up. I found it in the urban dictionary. It says, Mental Poverty is: It is a system that exists where the norm is ignorance and refusal. Refusal to change, to try and learn new and better ways of not only thinking but also putting thoughts into action.
Certainly, we see this in flat Earthers, holocaust deniers, and in the climate change debate, but I think it goes even deeper. Part may be a push back due to fears of job loss and fear of the unknown. Certainly, my friend sees this in her daughter who thinks reality TV is actually reality.
We live in the information age. I am flabbergasted that so many chose to suffer from mental poverty.
What are your thoughts?