Based in san francisco, california, mia shaw writes, acts, and analyzes public policy. Her posts explore current events, cultural phenomena, and diverse opinions.

Post-Election Positive

One thing I've noticed almost universally is that people who were adamantly apolitical are now coming out of the woodwork to express their opinions after this election season. It's starting real dialogues, and it's led to a lot of frustration, but it's also led to new game plans moving forward.

My greatest concern previously was that apathy would kill us, given the coming threats of climate change and artificial intelligence, war and other unknowable problems. Now, we have real immediate threats, but people seem to be genuinely interested in knowing more about what's going on in government and the public sphere.

And that, I can happily say, is a great thing.