Are you like me and still wondering what happened to Ebola? Are you wondering why a black and blue/white and gold dress is all over the internet? But are these headlines really breaking news or just fillers to distract everyone from real issues and situations?
We let media control so much of how we view the world. It’s been like this since the start of media. Stuff used to be so serious one week then all of the sudden people don’t remember what was mass hysteria just a week ago.
We need to start investigating and finding out information for ourselves. Yes you can invest time studying up a dress, making very profound discoveries on colors, fabrics, lightning, but did you know last month was February and it was Black History Month and Garret Morgan patented the revamped sewing machine?
We can watch every award show and complain about all of the winners, but don’t want to study injustice in the nation going on now. We should be cognizant of and have a say in what our headlines should be. I am not against any of the news because I think it’s entertaining and it has it place. But I don’t get wrapped up in the media hype.
Its always good to question things. Don’t allow the headline to make your mind up for you. We have to realize that we create the fear ourselves.