This is made to be kept as a memory.
This is a blog about traveling to the capital of USA.
This is a blog about learning and realizing new things, and growing tremendously as a person during a single week.
This is a blog, that mainly was created to answer the question:
“How does a society heavily formed by today’s media affect people’s empathy compared to the time before instant-news?”
While visiting Washington with my School, my classmates and I, had the chance to hear several speakers throughout the week. These were people from completely different backgrounds; one of them was a Jewish woman who grew up in a France where Jews were being hunted down by Nazis, the other was one of the last Shah of Iran’s sons; he was talking about how he felt over his country now being rolled by a very, very, strict and corrupt government.
But there never was a single speaker, who encouraged us to not take a part of society.
There are wars out there- everywhere. People are being murdered- everyday, all the time. There is corruption in the government- in every single one.
The main difference that I realized when comparing the lectures, was how the outside world reacted to these events. The Jewish survivor from the Nazi time period emphasized how ‘safe’ she felt afterwards, and how the outside world treated her. Just Nazi Germany is a subject that still is very tense; even though it’s been several centuries, people keep bringing it up in history classes, thousands of books about that time is sold annually. My theory is that this is because Nazi Germany was the main subject of talk during that time. Everyone was horrified of how something like that could occur in a country during that time; this was the big big news of their time. Even though there still were problems outside of Germany, people couldn’t stop focusing on this place.
In today’s world, there are things as bad or even worse going on everyday. The problem is that the citizens of our society don’t know anymore where to draw their attention to. News about what’s going on in Africa is the second after replaced with news about struggles in the Middle East, for later being replaced by commercials or other horrifying news.
Many of the speakers said that they couldn’t help us to save the world. They said that it is our own choice to create a change; many of them said that the very first thing that should be done is to get ride of the corrupt governments. I can’t help you to save the world, but what I’ve done instead, is that I gathered some of the quotes from those speakers, that I thought stood out, that I felt made this journey towards a greater world a bit better. Therefore I made this blog; so you could hold on to these quotes while you fight for a difference out there.
Thank you for reading.