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  1. This is not hypocrisy at all, this is the specifics of our neurophysiology. Experience is the activity of neurons. No neurons can be active for long, they need rest. Therefore, it is impossible to constantly maintain the focus of attention on anything. In this sense, the media act as a social nervous system – they transmit irritation directly to the brain of individuals. And if they keep buzzing in your head about, say, global warming, then you'll soon just stop responding to it. In this sense, a social problem is no different from a personal one.

    Requiring people to be attentive permanently is like requiring them to stay awake permanently.

  2. I don't quite understand why you see this as hypocrisy. People's interest in social problems is based on the mental development of everyone, coupled with the spiritual state. When a person is extremely limited in the development of his thinking, he closes in on himself, on his problems, on his selfishness. He cannot in his mind draw parallels between the problems of society and personal problems. When the level of mental development overcomes certain stages of its formation, a person already begins to recognize himself as a part of society, and begins to compare his problems with social ones – he finds relationships. But here, again, everything depends on the spiritual state of the person. If he is a complete egoist, then the direction of his thought goes along the path of how to use existing social problems in order to gain personal benefit. If a person has overstepped his egoism, then he develops the direction of his thought in the direction of finding the good of the entire human community. The interest of a person (society) in social problems is just a stage of development of a person (society). That's all. And if this interest is sporadic among a part of society, then this is only a consequence of the weak spiritual and mental development of this part of society.

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