We live in a world of professional spectating. We watch the teachers as they teach. We watch our sports teams and cheer for them. We watch the celebrities in the news media. We watch the political circus and get all invested in it.
We’re taught that other people make the rules that we have to follow. It takes a long time to break out of that passive mold, and some people never do it.
It’s so much easier to watch than to do anything. It’s too much work to be inspired. And independent action, which might have consequences? Ridiculous!