These days it seems like less and less people know what’s going on in our country let alone our world. Especially, and it pains me to say, millennials. Whether it’s the constant new shows popping up on Netflix, too much school work, or partying, it just seems like less millennials know what’s going on.
Some people that are of age aren’t even registered to vote, which I simply can’t understand. When I asked some of my peers why they weren’t registered to vote when I found out they responded that they just didn’t care. How can someone not care about their world? Their future, their kid’s futures, and grand-kid’s futures are going to depend on what’s happening right now and in our lifetime.
I can’t imagine not voting; especially in a presidential election, but in the other elections too. I want a say in who’s leading my country and what’s going on in my country. I have a friend who constantly complains about the presidential candidates and what’s going on with them and our country and when I asked if he had voted he said no. I don’t think complaining is going to change what he doesn’t like about our country or the people running for office. I do think that him registering to vote and actually getting out there and voting is going to do more than just complaining about it.
I watch the news every morning and not just one news channel but multiple ones because I want to be informed about everything from all perspectives and not just bias from one news channel. I’m not saying every millennial needs to watch the news every morning, even though it would be very beneficial and very informative, but whenever you have time switch on a news channel even if it’s while you’re doing something else. Glance at the news whenever you can, register to vote, and actually get out and vote because it does make a difference and it’s always a good thing to be informed with what’s going on in your country and in the world in general.