1. There are a lot of ignorant people out there. They far outnumber the folks who are not ignorant. They aren't stupid, they are ignorant. Stupid you can't fix. Ignorance is something that can be remedied.
2. Most ignorant people do not want to be fixed. They are comfortable in their ignorance and want to stay that way. Too much information takes them out of their comfort zone. That's why they like things like Fox News. It hands them information in short sound bites that are easy to digest and repeat. They don't know what the issues are or if they are affected by them. They don't want to know....They figure someone else will take care of it. They hang on to the belief that as long as they stay in their neighborhood, in their house, they will be ok which probably explains #3
3. So many people are afraid to even come out of their houses, much less talk to someone they don't know. If you live in South Central Los Angeles, I can understand it. I can't understand why you are afraid on a beautiful morning in Moreno Valley. I shouldn't have to ring your doorbell. You should already be outside!
4. There are a lot of nice people out there and walking around on a beautiful day to talk to some of them isn't a bad way to spend your time.