I have decided there are 3 types of metaphorical ostrich.
Type A buries his head in the sand and deliberately ignores the problems around him, hoping that it won’t affect him. He convinces himself everything is fine and refuses to acknowledge any possibility that something is wrong.
Type B looks around his locale and is fully aware of how problems affect his own area, yet he simply accepts it all as “just the way it is” and does not care.
Type C looks beyond his locale, at the wider world, he tries to understand the problems better, and seeks to engage with other birds to debate causes and solutions. He faces problems and acknolwledges they exist, even when he doesn’t like them.
Which type of ostrich are you?