Friday, April 18, 2008

How We Look at the World

It's so easy to only pay attention to ourselves and what affects us directly. You know, like when a plane crashes and the media announces the number of Americans who died. What about the rest of the passengers? Don't they count? For those of us from multi-cultural backgrounds, things like this are frustrating. However, we can hardly expect everyone to be that way since that's not a part of your life experience.

Here's a quote from Global Voices Online:
It is well-known that a tree (…or an airplane) that falls makes a louder sound than a rotting forest. And in terms of forget sufferings, the DRC has already delivered. This country has just gone through the deadliest conflict since World War II, without really moving the Western media.

Go here to read the rest of the story.

So my creativity challenge for you today is to figure out how to step outside the media barriers we have placed on our global awareness and figure out how to add some "non-sanctioned" news to filter into your life. It will open up your world...literally. The linked blog is a good start.