Apathy is not always caused by actual disagreement, but when a problem is too big to be believed. In an engineering class, a problem leads to thinking about solutions leads to action. In politics, a small action can lead to hope can lead to finally being able to accept the problem.
action allows hope allows acceptance
"Don’t like the solutions? Don’t admit there’s a problem." Mark Reynolds writes that Republicans in Congress stop denying the science around climate change after organizations like the Citizens Climate Lobby show them solutions that don't clash with their values. They didn't look at a real problem, not like the first solutions, and so dig up their own solutions. Instead they were paralyzed