“So comfortable we’re living in a bubble, so comfortable we cannot see the trouble” – Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry
“If the truth is told, the youth can grow then learn to survive until they gain control”- I Can by NAS
We live in a society, where people want to question social norms and how the world works but don’t. I’m here to tell you, if you feel that something in society doesn’t add up, question it.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot, it’s something that gets me really upset being a future journalist. Even though I don’t always verbally question what is happening, I always question things mentally. For example-
“Why is he/she wearing that color when he/she looks better in _______?”
“What made China cut off coal imports to North Korea?”
“Why is there an emphasis on standardize testing rather than trying to educate people for the sake of knowledge?”
“What would happen if I layered these three eye shadows together?”
“How many outfits can I make out of this one shirt?”
“What will happen to our economy if Trump builds a wall and trade with Mexico and South America ceases?”
There are so many things to question in society that many people don’t question. We live in a world where information is literally in the palm of your hand. Educate yourself! Learn about the past, learn about what is going on in your world! There is no shame in being informed about your world and your surroundings. What happened in the past is still relevant today. What happened in the past, shapes our current lives. So why allow things to happen if they can be prevented? Why are people so afraid to question the way things are? What we do today shapes our tomorrow. Our actions don’t just affect our lifetime, they will affect the lifetimes of our grandchildren and great grandchildren and generations after that.
Educate yourself, question society, question yourself.
I’ll be posting again on Friday, hopefully a makeup review!