A good friend of mine often likes to play the devil’s advocate in discussions about current events and international affairs. He once asked the question, why are these matters important in our daily lives? Of course, this could be asked about many things that people discuss and take interests in, but he has a point; why should the average person care about matters that are likely out of their control?
A question of this magnitude might generate responses in the context of; information empowering the masses, and ignorance being the lazy man’s form of consent. I believe that our obsession with gathering information about our surrounding all a part of human development. We use information about our world to expand our intelligence and without this stimulation we stagnate.
We have entered a juncture in human existence where our collective intelligence will determine the future of this planet, it is both our right and privilege to inform ourselves of what we could accomplish.
“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”
- Donny Miller