Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let's All Make Ourselves Better

So instead of posting about the innane and superficial I have decided to post about something that I have cared about for a while now. It truly amazes me how many people still have not heard about Darfur even though the conflict has been going on since 2003.

It is often touted as the world's largest humanitarian crisis of our generation and in the past year, I have met over 10 people who have never even heard of Darfur. If I would ask everyone, I'm sure that number would grow. What's surprising to me is that half of these 10 were in PR as I am and the whole point of PR is to know the news so this is absolutely astonishing to me. How does this happen? How can our generation be so self-consumed and uncaring?

Our generation is probably the most f*cked up and the most cynical (myself as a prime example) who have this sense of entitlement. Let's try to educate ourselves, just educating is making a difference because when you know, you teach.

That's my thought for the day, for once it's hopeful and optimistic.





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