Justin Bieber’s Hair vs.. Turmoil Overseas
When it comes to important issues, it seems Americans would rather talk about Bieber Fever than discuss what is happening in the Middle East and North Africa…but is this really a bad thing?
At first glance, it upset me that news of popstar Justin Bieber’s new do got more attention than that of the alarming violence and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. After all, what effect will Bieber’s new haircut going to have on us Americans.
In fact, I didn’t hear much talk about the revolutions taking place halfway around the world anywhere until gas suddenly rose. Then people started paying attention more. So I got to thinking, do most people not worry about what is happening in the world until it affects them or more specifically their wallets? I think the answer is a definitive “yes.”
Of course there are always exceptions and I applaud them for being so worldly. I like to think that I would fall into that category too, but sometimes I’d much rather spend hours perusing People.com instead of CNN.com. Sometimes, I just want to watch a funny sitcom instead of the news. Sometimes, I don’t want to worry so much about something that is happening so far away.
I think our lives these days are so full of stress and worry over money and jobs and children and everything else that consumes us in daily life that we just can’t add another thing to our plates. And though it might benefit the world as whole more if we all cared about every little world event, I think it’s also important to enjoy the little things. Like talking up a billionaire cuties haircut.
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