As someone that spends a lot of their time reading the news ticker on the internet, I can safely say that I am relatively informed about the world around me and more specifically the country in which I live. There are a number of things that are great about this in that I always have something to talk about with my peers, but there is also a weight.
Knowing the world around me is sometimes a cold and indifferent place makes me sad, and sharing that information with people and watching them get sad doesn’t much help. There is an underlying theme of despair in this country at times, and some people myself included find it difficult to navigate the world with this going on.
But there is hope
Knowing what is going around is not all bad, because it gives us the power to do something about it. We are just individuals, but together we can make a huge difference. In addition to the bad stuff happening in the world, you also catch glimpses of humanity’s better angels, doing what they can to voice their opinion and speak out against injustice.
No matter how you choose to look at it, one thing is clear, that we cannot navigate this world without working together. That the bad things happen and will continue to happen as long as people stay divided. We may not be able to do much on our own, but together we can accomplish great things and literally change the world.