My question is whether progress of a prosperous society or country is measured by gross esteem indicator (self worth).
The so called first world countries have comparatively lower rate of eligible voters actually voting.
Are they actually lazy, unconcerned, unpatriotic?
Now look at the poor countries, such as Nepal, where every one seems to have ample “time” to vote and believe in spending a day waiting in line to “vote”.
Are they smart ? concerned? patriotic?
My take is:
In the US and Western Europe: most people try to make change happen (with or without voting). So most don’t feel voting is that special.
In Nepal: most people have too low self esteem to make change happen (so they vote — to increase their self esteem)
Voting raises their self confidence in themself, and maybe make change, but this should not be the only way to make change)
In essence this is a story between high self esteem and low self esteem
So should we be measuring Gross self esteem instead of GDP, anyone ?