Personal Writing – January 7th

How are we able to still worry about such minuscule, unimportant issues, when there’s so much going on in the world? Let’s be honest, everyone is guilty of this. We constantly have things on our mind, that may seem overwhelming at the time, but when looking back at them, they seem so very petty. Now, as a disclaimer, I’m not talking about mental illness in any way, because that is a completely different story. I’m talking about day to day activities or stressors, that we truly don’t need to worry about; like a bad grade on homework, or how many followers you have on Instagram. And yet, we still do, because it’s human. But why?

As of right now, our world is facing political rivalries between countries that play vital roles in our world, such as the very serious conflicts between the USA and Iran. On the other side of the globe, Australia is in the midst of fires that have killed nearly 500 million animals, over 23 people, and are ruining the ecosystem that was once beautiful and full of life. Despite that, we are living our lives, as normal, continuing our worries and focus on our lives. We may discuss these issues, but what will that do at the point? So long as we keep remaining impartial to these events, they will keep progressing. I’m not saying that we have the power to stop these issues, because being students far away from the conflicts and fires, that’s out of our reach. However, there are things that we can do to help, such as donating money to one of the causes eliminating the fires in Australia. Or, climate change in general, which is the root of that issue.

What my point is by saying this, is that it’s time that we gain some perspective on these issues. Because if we don’t, we will continue worrying about insignificant events, rather than ones that truly will effect our world.