You can't just read the headlines.
We as a population today exist under difficult pressures which never existed in our world before. Entities within the internet such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google as a whole have created such a crutch in our society which is going by unnoticed by most.
We teach our children at the youngest of ages how to use our iPhones, iPads, and other gadgets which then, in turn, leaves out the important tools a child must grow up with in order to become a well rounded citizen. Not only are our children going to be effected by this, but we as a society of adults are changing with the advancements of technology as well.
Media is the most important ideology that exists within our society . It's always been this way. Since the beginning of civilized humanity, news and the way it's been spread has been an essential part of what makes us communal. Our culture thrives on it. It shapes us into what we are and subconsciously influences each and every individual on all spectrums.
The technology which we "flourish" from today is enabling our generation to become less and less informed. The shortened versions of news stories that we read on the run in the palms of our hands are shaping our minds, making them smaller and smaller.
Staying informed on what is going on around you, as a human being, is necessary in order to survive. We are capable of communicating what is occurring around us and then differentiating the things that are threatening versus the things that are assisting us in the long hall. This is what separates man from beast.
Throughout the years, I have become more dedicated to the media machine and how it operates. I have gathered information from as many outlets as possible in order to create my own opinions on the things happening around me. I am consciously aware that this must be done in order to make a sound decision on any subject matter.
The problem which now exists within our society is that the majority of people do not. They do not thoroughly educate themselves on current events. They do not gather information from multiple angles of the story in order to maintain a strong opinion of their own. They do not try to understand, they just assume.
So, fellow beings of civilized society, I implore you. Don't just read the headlines. Don't just read one article from one website or news source. The media outlets that exist today are bias, despite the claims that they are not.
Don't presuppose anything in this world, it is a weakness which has grown overtime alongside the growth of technology.
The thing to remember is: we have the power to change that.