Living a very sheltered life as a child, I operated with the assumption that politics is a faraway, abstract concept that did not have a direct impact on my life. Of course, the assumption came from a very self-centred and privileged viewpoint. As the years went on, the undeniable intricacy of politics in virtually every facet of life, in general and also my own, became glaring.
However, as much as it shames me to admit, I still end up taking a backseat when it comes to things that matter, with politics being only one example. I have grown accustomed to viewing life as a collection of concepts and abstractions, which has been quite detrimental in the long run. This feeling probably wouldn't persist or even manifest under different circumstances, but it's very difficult to shake off in the present scenario.
Even if the awareness is there, the action isn't. It's definitely easier said than done, but from this point on, I should try to finally convert Awareness into Action.