An Inspired Conversation, Issue 1: Life is Precious
An Inspired Conversation
Week 1, 4/19/2013
Life is Precious
Events like these naturally trigger responses from the media. Different media outlets portray these events in a different light and always find someone to place the blame on. While it is important to watch the media to stay up to date with what is going on, it is even more important to realize that you cannot believe everything you hear in the news.
Take the time to research things, review multiple media sources, and try hard to form your own opinion. The media is just that… an opinion. It is an opinion meant to persuade you into thinking a certain way. It is important to realize you don’t HAVE to agree with them. Some media reports are misleading or simply wrong.
So, the next time you are watching the news, try thinking about why they are saying what they are saying, the context of the report, and whether or not you think you need to do further research and investigation in order to be sure that you have unbiased facts in front of you in order to form your opinion.
3. We are all affected by this tragedy, and we need to stand together as one nation.
As President Obama stated at an interfaith service held today (which was brought together Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders, as well as state and local officials), “[e]very one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city, every one of us stands with you. . . .”
Let us strive to always treat one another with respect and dignity…
Until next time…
As Always, we’d like to hear your thoughts related to the idea that life is precious so please leave a comment below.