Change. Good or bad, it is going to happen whether we like it or not. As the years go on, it seems that the bad changes are overpowering the good ones. However, as a democratic society, we have the ability to transform into a thriving generation. A lot of people do not take advantage of that fact.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of a way to reverse the tides and start creating a more objective, positive environment is the media. The media is like that annoying fly that will not stop buzzing in your ear while you are trying to focus. It just will not stop “bugging” you—no pun intended. But it seems that the media is no longer trying to inform us and instead trying to persuade us in the wrong way. All I have to say is election season. That lovely time of the year when you hear about the different sex scandals and drug abusers. I agree that we need to know the facts about whom we are going to elect as our next leader. However, just like Obama said, we need to keep in mind of what is going to happen in twenty years rather than this minute. Everyone is getting caught up in the moment and not realizing that change does not happen over night.
It is the jobs of the reporters to stop trying to brain wash us with rumors and to accept the challenge of making objective news interesting, just like James Fallows says. It is also our job as the audience to take these facts and make a choice of our own, for once. From there we will discover a positive change in our society.