Understanding on a global scale is imperative


    In this heated political climate, it’s more important than ever to understand what’s going on in the world and to not simply accept whatever you hear. Learn about the world that we live in and what life is like across the globe – it’s easy to ignore how other people live when we reside in our little “bubble,” but the experience of seeing what the world is truly like can be eye-opening.

    Gaining this sort of vision into life in the “real worldai??i?? is an opportunity to realize where exactly you stand in the global web of all things. Comparing your standard of living to that of someone living in a third world country, for example, serves as a humbling and grounding experience. Commodities and resources that we take for granted are often few and far between across the globe, and a massive chunk of our population doesn’t even consider what the average “bubble” person takes for granted on the daily basis.

    On top of this, it’s critical to know what keeps our nation running from day to day. Understanding our political system is critical as the ability to vote grows nearer and nearer to becoming a reality for teens; most high schoolers are just within reach of voting if they are not able to already, and with that comes a responsibility of being educated and opinionated. Something as simple as taking a peek at the daily news can offer a valuable source of information about what’s going on in the world and proves to be a routine worth keeping.

    As the world changes around us, the importance of knowledge and understanding will only become more and more of a necessity. The ability to partake in debate and discussion regarding world politics and events is one that will always remain a vital one – it may even spark an interest in politics or foreign relations as a career path. The uses of knowledge are endless and innumerable, and gaining an understanding of things on a global scale is something everybody should experience.