The state of the world as it is right now is very confusing to most. The average person doesn’t understand why the world is the way it is, and unless one is extremely familiar with the exact politics of each individual country and state, it can be very difficult to understand what’s going on in current world politics.
This is unfortunate, because it’s extremely important to stay informed of what’s going on in the world. Even situations half-way around the world from where you are, are important- it truly could affect you. It’s important that you understand what’s going on and HOW you could be affected.
The best way to keep yourself informed is to make sure and watch the news or read the newspaper every day. It doesn’t matter which news channel you watch, or which newspaper you read, as long as you view the news in some form or another.
While some news channels are going to be more biased than others, all of them will be about the same in informing you of the basics of what is going on around the world. Newspapers are the same way, they are going to be biased in some ways, but are still good for getting the basics. As long as you keep yourself informed of the basics of current world politics, then you can form your own opinions once you have the basic facts.
Another excellent way to stay informed is to view the news online. The internet has become a wonderful resource for keeping up with the news, finding out information about politics, and even helping those who are unsure or confused, to form their own opinions. There are several un-biased news sites out there, and these will help those who aren’t sure or are new to what’s going on, form their OWN opinions.
Avoid websites which promote extremism, if it sounds extreme or sounds “crazed” or someone’s getting “rabid,” then that isn’t a good news site to get news from. With the world the way it is, current world politics are dividing people like never before. It’s best to find out where you stand on issues without interference of those with “extreme” ideas.
The main thing to remember about keeping up with the world news and about forming your own opinions is to make sure that your opinions are your own, fully formed while you are informed- don’t be ashamed to stick up for what you believe or to express your views- but make sure that when you express opinions or thoughts, you allow for another person to have their own thoughts and opinions.
Any thought process or belief system that doesn’t allow for another person to have their own thoughts, opinions or beliefs is an extremist system- Simply staying informed and forming your own opinions isn’t extremism, it’s an individual right. That’s what keeping up with current world politics is all about, to make sure that everyone knows what’s going on- ignorance isn’t bliss.