For the past 14 years, I have found myself watching the news left and right every now and then. Going to elementary school, talking to the main friends I've had for the full 8 years, some even four? It was easy to get used to. Transitioning from middle school to high school has put alot into perspective for me, and has allowed me to question things in life. It has allowed me to make my future choices.
The future is held in high expectations for my generation. We are the next in line, and we are supposed to grow. My question is, how are we supposed to grow if half of us don't even know what goes on outside of us?
The most recent political news, of North Korea, caused a partial scare. Most of society, whether it be on Twitter, or Instagram, even Snapchat, took it as a joke. Others feared for their lives. Others just wanted it to happen. Personally, I believed it, and I didn't know if I had to be scared, or act like it wasn't going to happen. I came across a tweet that talked about how it wasn't how it seemed. So I did something you would not expect the average teenager to do. I clicked the article, and proceeded to read.
Turns out, what everyone was scared about, is not what was actually going on. After a few episodes of watching The Bold Type, it got me thinking. How is it so easy to make people spirl out of control on the interent? How can you could persuade so easily?
My point is, if we as the "new" generation did something so simple as reading about politics, we could really become smarter than what those of higher age say we are.
I live in fear believing something is going to happen, but then again, it feels good to know about it, instead of knowing nothing at all.