Having generalist negative opinion"All politicians are the same! Corrupt!"
"It's all because of this corrupt government."
This is what you get along with tea in your nearest tea stall, daily morning.
Discussion of any news, whether it is related to government or not, begins and ends right here. Corruption, I agree, does have an impact on everything but is corruption the only reason for all problems?
The situation back home isn't any better. If the kid scores less marks or gets thin or doesn't come to the faculty wedding, whatever the situation, most relatives and parents would surely take a dig at his laziness and disobedience. Yes, laziness and lack obedience have effect. But they surely aren't the significant short term reasons why the kid is looking thin. This happens in almost all households and is invariant of whether the parents are well educated or not.
Are these really conversation starters? Or are they only ways people can vent or their daily frustration?
Shouldn't we be also focusing on the other important factors that have led to a situation? Factors which are specific; constructive criticism which people can deal with and improve upon?