Something I've been thinking a lot about during this quarantine time is what responsibility I have to the world. There are a lot of problems going on, coronavirus, global warming, the rise of Orwellian surveillance states (particularly in China) to name a few. What responsibility do I have towards fixing these problems? My personal actions (such as choosing not to eat meat to reduce global warming), aren't really important when it comes to making meaningful change. The paradox is that collectively we'll need to believe that our personal actions do matter, for them to actually matter. I'm a young male in my early twenties who likes to play and listen to jazz music and read books. I think I would live an apolitical life if I the world weren't in such a chaotic state, but that is evidently not the case today (but maybe people have always felt this way about the world?). Even if I decide to go the route of engaging in politics, I'm not sure if I can ever get past the state of just reading newspapers and lamenting about the world. Does anyone have any thoughts on this dilemma?