A key focus of my blog is Current Events. In current times the various forms of media available to us are shaping our perceptions of our world. It’s important to understand where we get our information and where it originates from. The following contributed post is entitled, We Build A Tiny World Four Ourselves.
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We carefully choose the news we want to listen to. Besides, if we find today’s events too depressing, all we need to do is to grab the remote control and change the channel. The earth has a circumference of 24,901 miles; surely, we can expect that one of our hundreds of TV channels would be able to cast a positive light on the planet. Unfortunately, journalists prefer to share bad news rather than letting us know about all the good things that are also happening. But, as we tell ourselves, the world is a big place. We just need to focus on the bits we enjoy the most.
And focusing is precisely what we all do. We zoom in until we find ourselves the unwilling prisoners of a tiny world’s view we’ve built around ourselves. As a result, what happens here matters more than the crisis destroying populations in places we don’t know. From a psychological perspective, we live in a small world. But, unlike the Disneyland ride, it’s not a world constructed on international unity and global peace. It’s a world that disrupts unity every day. It’s time to take a step back and escape our self-imposed mental prison.
Who understands what’s happening outside?
While the news report on external events, very few reporters take the time to explain in detail what everything means. Many have only time to submit facts to the viewers or the readers before moving to the next fact. As such, if you want to understand something as complex as the US-Iranian relationships, you’ll need to find informative materials such as iranforeignpolicy.com to interpret the consequences of each event. Unfortunately, many of us choose to listen to the facts and ignore the rest. The truth is that not caring about foreign populations is not without risks. We too easily forget that most things are connected. In other words, it could also affect you. And even if it doesn’t, why shouldn’t we care when others suffer?
What’s your vision of America?
We are stuck in a false narrative. Black populations in the US exhibit mistrust about the success of their white neighbors. Call it the lasting trauma of the white supremacy. But, while this phenomenon affects their perception of reality, it also covers their blindspot. The US is not a black and white country. Hundreds of different people coexist, and many can lead a successful lifestyle – such as Asian demographics. Unfortunately, as long as we create a biased division of the world, we progress like a blind man, not knowing where we’re going or what is around us.
Opinions are everywhere, but understanding is gone
Facebook is an opinionated universe. People use their status update to share their views of this or that, as per theodysseyonline.com. However, social media platforms encourage real-time sharing, which gives little time to build an informed opinion. Instead, we follow misinformed and uneducated views because knowledge implies too much effort.
It’s a small world we’ve built for ourselves. From a lack of interest in international events to biased perceptions, we have to learn about each other to remove our blinders. Unity lies in understanding, and with it comes peace of mind and between people.