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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Phun-size Philosophy # 23 – Current News

In today’s day and age it is almost a requirement to know what is happening in the environment from day to day. If you don’t you won’t be able to chat with your friends about the how last night's football game turned out. Or you can't talk to your boss effectively about how the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will affect your business relations. Knowing what is happening in the here and now is dependent upon the different events that have lead up to this day. They dictate what will happen now and is an important part of progression. Our history will affect us in a myriad of ways. It may come back to haunt us, or may bring back great memories. Regardless, the past is an important part of staying in the know because you need to know where you have come from to know where you will probably go in the future. This is why staying up to date with the daily events is so important. You need to know the ever-changing updates that happen from a day to day basis because each event or change can completely modify the landscape from which you live in. It can affect you directly and noticeably like your Dad getting a promotion and a raise at his job so you have more money to spend, or indirectly like the oil spill and how it will change the landscape in the days to come. Almost all changes in life will affect you in some shape or form. What if's also come into play in current news situations because you need to take into consideration what your current actions will affect your life as well as the rest of your environment too. Because of this, tracking current events becomes so important. Luckily for us, technology comes to the rescue. Things like Twitter, Facebook, and CNN let us stay up to date on all the latest information, whether it be social, political, business, or any other kind of news as well. And another thing about technology is that it makes staying up to date very easy to do so with things like trending topics on twitter and your news feed. All of these events that we can view help pave the way for the future. What we do now will set the stage for which we live by in the future and can shape the news of tomorrow so we need to make sure we make the right choices.

-Allan Nicholas

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