There is a kind of sliding scale of how one will react to the level of information they have about the world:
At one end, there simply isn't enough information to bypass the control mechanisms leaders have set in place, and the result is something akin to 'ignorance is bliss'.
Moving toward the middle, knowledge has accumulated to the point where one cannot help but be angry at the state of things, and so ventures into the world of activism and volunteer work.
And near the far end, things become especially dangerous. Hit by the realization that there is just so much wrong that it might not be possible to affect any sort of real change, the mood trends toward defeatism and apathy, followed by a willful effort to start at the other end all over again. Of course, that can never happen.
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