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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

In the technological revolution, it seems that almost everyone has a voice. Facebook, Twitter, blogging and other information filled websites have grown exponentially in the past few years. Average people are starting to record their daily histories. From news anchors to soccer moms to celebrities; people are sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about life with the world. The amount of information is overwhelming, but the ease and quantity at which people are sharing is a marvel. As a senior in high school, I am exposed and well versed in most of these media forums. There are liberal perspectives, conservative perspectives and informative perspective on the happenings of the world, but I have always felt that there is a group of under represented people. For example, how do the laws passed in Washington effect people in California, how do families in third world countries deal with hunger, and what does it feel like to be a woman in the Middle East? Of course, there are many other questions and voices that I will blog about, and I hope to provide an interesting perspective into the lives of the often overlooked.

I am not guaranteeing answers to any of these questions, but I will present resources and insight in order to highlight a new perspective on issues that are currently in the news and issues that should currently be in the news. There are many preconceived notions about different religions, races, countries, ideas, and practices in this world that I ask you to read my blog with an open mind. In today’s world, many individuals, groups and even countries are trying to get people to understand them and I am proposing that we do the opposite; lets seek to understand, not to be understood.

On that note, I look forward to our journey together!

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Questions are more important than the answers! And none of us can guarantee "answers." Perhaps there are no answers - just more questions.

    You are on a long and wonderful journey of learning. It will never end!

    As noted in my comment on your second post, you will soon have a lot of people communicating with you. Thank you for sharing. It is an extremely important part of the process of expanding our understandings of each other - throughout the world!