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"You become what you accept." Anon
Acceptance isn't in the same league as apathy, but the end results look very similar. Apathy is acceptance by avoidance. By avoiding a problem or an issue... de facto... it becomes acceptance of the issue or problem... and that's what you become.
And it applies to groups... social or political entities... as well as individuals. And that's what causes systemic problems.
See where we're starting to fit into this equation? We're, the collective 'we', not fixing the problems... we've gotten to the point where we are accepting them in our community. Maybe it's because we can't seem to fix them. We, collectively, try. But... everything stays the same.
But... that's accepting mediocrity. And... who wants to be mediocre? Who wants to be average?