World events should be important to everyone
February 19, 2013
By Andie Giron
It seems as though students disregard major world events such as the dictatorship in Syria, or the rape in Delhi, India, because it does not have any effect on their life. It needs to be known that because something does not affect someone personally, does not mean that it is an excuse to not be educated about a subject.
Would students tell their math teacher that they did not do their homework last night because it just doesn’t matter to them? Perhaps some brave souls would use that excuse with a teacher, but most would do the assigned homework because it is their responsibility as a student, and in the end will be beneficial when it comes to tests and university level courses.
Politics and world issues are essentially the same concept. If people take a little time out of their day and read the news or do Web research about a current event, it will prepare them for their future life as an adult.
The first step to becoming informed is to ask yourself, “What is more important?” We all have access to information about things that are happening in the world, so really think about not only what is going to affect you, your family or your community, but most importantly, the world as a whole.
Whether people take 30 seconds to download a news app on their phone, and check it while getting ready for school, or listen to the news on the way home from work, little efforts such as these can make a huge difference in world awareness. So, I challenge all of you — take that one tiny, extra step and read up on what is going on around the world.