It amazes me how educated people can be uninformed about current events.
I thought one of the purposes of education was to encourage seeking of knowledge and information about the world in which we live.
I am constantly amazed how some educated people have no desire to know anything about the reality of America, politics, religion, and general information about what is happening in this country and around the world.
My dad gave me a passion for watching the nightly news and being informed about what was happening in our nation and around the world. I remember sitting with him watching the news on a black and white TV.
As a teenager, I remember sitting on the floor in front the television during the nightly news watching footage from the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the civil rights marches in Alabama, the assassinations of President Kennedy, Dr. King, and then Robert Kennedy.
There was a desire to know about current events and the history of the times in which I lived when I was young. It was a tremendous gift from my dad to instill in me the desire to be aware of current events nationally and internationally!
I have always watched the nightly news (unfortunately today we have to try to sort out the lies from the truth) and had a desire to know what is going on around the world. I do not understand not caring about our present or our past.
We need to be well-informed about many things. Do we live in such a daze that we are not concerned enough to know about what is going on around us?
I think the truth is many of us live under so much stress trying to survive daily struggles we don’t have much energy or strength left to care about anything else.