There are many valid and valuable reasons to keep up with current events. For those who do it...keep it up! For those who don’t…start!! Current events are everything going on around us. Wars, the economy, arts, everything is news! Keeping up with current events can enrich your life and teach you so much about the world. Here are some awesome reasons why I keep up with current events and why you should too!
1. It is Easy
One of the best reasons to keep up with current events is also the simplest. With social media and the Internet, the excuse that it’s too hard to stay up to date with the news is completely invalid. Newspapers and shows are at your fingers at all times; you can even program some sites to give you updates when a new story is published. Try following some newspapers on Twitter or "like" news shows on Facebook to get updates whenever you get online.
2. It Makes the World Smaller
The world is a big place, but when you are up to date about what is going on across the world in other countries, it can make the world seem like a smaller place. The news allows us to get a glimpse into the lives of people in different places and realize they are not so different from us. It is such a wonderful thing that we can be allowed updates by the minute of things happening across the globe.
3. It is Eye Opening
Some people like to live in their own little bubble and worry about themselves. Keeping up with current events pops that bubble. Not everything is as perfect as we think it is in America. Hearing about the stories is such an eye opening experience. It really makes you appreciate all that you have, which is why it's such a great reason to keep up with current events.
4. It Makes You Cultured
Keeping up with current events lets you know what is going on around the world, and therefore lets you learn about different cultures. News stories teach you what is acceptable in some cultures and what is not. They also teach you how different daily life in other cultures can be.
5. It is a Good Convo Starter
Hate awkward silences? Well, why don’t you bring up that interesting news story you read about a few days ago? It will strike up an interesting conversation, and your friends are sure to be impressed about your knowledge of current events.
6. It is Relevant
You may think that a story about the Chinese economy is completely irrelevant to you, but in the current world where everything is connected, it has a lot to do with you. Something in one country can impact something completely different in a another country. So keeping up with current events will help you see the connections between the entire globe.
7. You Will Learn a Lot
Learning something new is one of the best reasons to keep up with current events. The news is there to teach and inform you. Take advantage of that source of information. I’m sure you will learn something new and interesting with every different story you read. And, best of all, you will be well informed about the world around you.
There are lots of good reasons to keep up with current events. Mainly, you don't want to be left in the dark about the important things going on in the world around you. Do you think these are good reasons to keep up with current events? Let me know some of the reasons why you keep up with the news.