The age of flippancy

Public opinion, they say, is fickle. We, however, have redefined fickleness: changing one’s views on a subject without much discernment, unquestioningly following public opinion are passé; now we change our views (literally) by the minute. Without any application of mind—almost like the bank’s software sends you an SMS when you withdraw money from an ATM—we respond to events. This is exactly what happened on Monday morning when results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections started coming out.


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