Jul 31, 2022
In Authors Forum
"I don't eat pork, the referendum has nothing to do with me, right?" This is the response I got when I chatted with a friend who hates eating pork on the referendum issue. At the moment, the author feels astonished, mixed with worry and helplessness. At the end of 2018, as a first-time voter, the author cast the first vote in my life for the referendum. At that time, I can still vividly remember the popular database emotion of actually participating in public affairs and the sense of steadfastness in fulfilling civil rights. This is in sharp contrast to the attitude of friends around us towards the referendum, which are often "don't know, don't know, don't care". Could it be that the scene where people expressed their opinions through ballots with great interest three years ago, and many people reminded each other to remember the vote, was just a fad? And today's referendum is an outdated fashion, no longer in the public eye? College students feel cold about this year's referendum According to the author’s observation, even though the referendum is imminent, the college students around me lack understanding of the subject of this referendum, and some people even don’t even know about “there is a referendum”, regardless of the in-depth understanding of the subject.