Why We Should Watch And Read The News More

Why We Should Watch And Read The News More

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If you're not worried about global warming, the next president, immigration and immigration laws, Boko Haram, genital mutilation, Beijing's environment, terrorism, the war on drugs, the rise of heroin use in upper class neighborhoods, police brutality, and racism, you’re either uniformed about these issues or you don’t care. It’s hard to believe that so many people don't know or care. Yes, some of these issues are only specific to a certain place, to some extent, but overall these are issues that we should all worry about. If you don’t live in Beijing you may not be worried about their problem with pollution, but that doesn’t make it any less of a problem. We should be informed about these issues, because we as human beings need to understand that there is more going on in the world than just our problems. The world does not revolve around America and Americans. There is so much more to life than just us, and being informed and educated is not only important, but it changes the way you view the world. There are many people in school right now hoping to be politicians and managers in big business, but if they don’t take a couple of seconds to look outside themselves to get a different perspective, they can’t claim to represent or provide for a group of people they know nothing about.

People watch the news to get better informed on what’s going on in the world, whereas others choose not to watch the news because it’s either of no importance or because they feel things that need to be covered aren’t being covered. Regardless, if you have any major social media account you have heard and/or seen what goes on in different corners of the world. Many people are OK with venting their ideas and beliefs on social media, but not many people are okay with their beliefs being countered with evidence and facts. People like to make arguments on what should or should not be someone's fate, while not knowing the full evidence of the case. And of course there are just those people who make snap judgements and won't even allow themselves to get into a debate. If more people watched the news and researched it instead of just assuming a position without knowing the whole story, a lot less people would look like ignorant jerks and they would look more like informed citizens. That is one big reason I believe people should watch and read the news more often; it would prevent the spread of inaccurate information from person to person.

Another reason people should watch and read the news is because there are some people who want to take on jobs as politicians, lawyers, judges, managers, etc, but they don't understand the different types of people whose lives they're are going to be affecting. I was watching clips of the 2015 presidential debate, and Anderson Cooper was asking questions that some of the presidential candidates were having a problem answering. He asked Hillary Clinton how she would be able to properly be able to represent the minority seeing as she herself is a part of the 1% in America. The answer she gave was not satisfactory to me, but that is just my opinion. Being able to understand the needs of the group of people you continuously talk about representing is extremely important in politics, but many of these politicians are unable to do that, which hinders them. There are people in college who are planning on becoming politicians, but they have no idea about the people they are speaking of representing. Reading stories in the news and watching the news can help you get a better understanding of what goes on in those neighborhoods. Although it seems that mostly bad things are shown in the news when it comes to lower class neighborhoods, there are multiple articles and interviews of the positive people and influences that come from these neighborhoods as well.

When we read about the different things happening and we connect those words with videos and pictures, we realize there is more going on than just ourselves, and we try to understand and sympathize. Seeing something that we wish we could change is sometimes just the push we need to try and change things. Growing up where I did and reading about the economy and global warming is the reason I chose the career path I chose. I'm hoping that I will be able to have an impact on the way companies handle business because of what I realized was going on in different parts of the world. This is the effect being aware can have on someone who was once unaware. People read the Humans of New York posts everyday and seeing all of those people and reading those stories at times pushes people to help and donate and reach out. Just reading a post about someone's life encourages others to help them.

Watching the news can help us get the facts and correct information, understand from another point of view, and help those that we think may need help. Yes, the news is inaccurate at times (especially if it is Fox News), but that doesn't mean we should shut off the news completely. Knowing what is going on in the world helps us view the different picture and it at times maybe we can even change the view someone else has.

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8 Types Of People Fetuses Grow Into That 'Pro-Lifers' Don't Give 2.5 Shits About

It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.


For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

It is easy to pretend you care about someone before they are even born, and easy to forget their birth was something you fought for when they are anything other than what you consider an ideal person.

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