My thoughts have been influenced by my upbringing and my surroundings, certainly. However, I have always been fiercely individualistic (in world view, anyway; I am a very outgoing, extrovert people person in personality and behavior). I don't worship at the altar of heroes and idols. I wish people did think about things more often, but I am not going to try to impose thoughtfulness or good taste on an unwilling public. Besides, bad movies that make shitloads of money are necessary to make good movies that maybe break even. I wouldn't even try to guess how many good movies were made (or will be made in the future) because of Titanic or Pirates of the Caribbean. "Social policy" seems like a hoity-toity way of saying "the way I would make things if I had control." Well, I don't WANT control over other people. I want freedom for all. For some, that is going to be freedom to be ignorant.I think most of the human race can have their thoughts partially manufactured. I would presume yours have been, too. The issue then, is that if you really don't care about it one way or the other, than you basically don't care about the state of things for all of humanity. You're just saying "let it be". You have no social policy.
I don't have much sympathy for people who don't think about government, either. However, governments NEVER make a lot of people very happy, so I wouldn't worry too much about that happening. Also, there is a major difference between the natures of governments and corporations, given that governments have a monopoly of their own: the legal use of compulsion by force.Or to put it another way... If people have such soft brains that governments are able to manufacture their thoughts, and tell them what makes them happy, then you shouldn't have sympathy for them either. The government will make populist moves, it will make a lot of people very happy, and a few people very politically powerful (and realistically, very rich).