Has the World Gone Crazy?

Question 4: Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year. How? Why?

2011 has been a year where historic world events seemed to have been occurring by the hour, not just the day; tsunamis in Japan, earthquakes on the East Coast of America, Facebook inspired turnovers of governments, the London riots. How have these events effected your world-view and the way you live your day-to-day life? Do you find yourself more engaged with what is happening in the world around you or does it make you turn off the TV, cancel the newspaper subscription and turn inwards? In 2010, ┬áthere were a lot of references to the BP Oil spill, to Haiti, to the fight for gay marriage, and the flotilla to Gaza. And while some people feared for the future of our planet, ┬áthe reactions weren’t only of fear and despondency. One 10Qer wrote, “The massive earthquake in Haiti. I was really amazed at the way the world pulled together to help out. People from all walks of life made a point to donate money, time, and energy to helping them rebuild. It was incredible to see, and helped to restore my faith in humanity.” This year, what world event would you like to ponder? And has it effected you on a personal level? Has it made you feel more like a global citizen or has it pushed you to pull down the shades and immerse yourself deeper into your community at home?

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