The least newsworthy story...
Last week I was talking to a young woman from Austria and she doesn’t know it, but she shamed me into learning more about international news. I asked her if she knew who Cesar Chavez was and she didn’t (which would surprise me if she did) and she said, “Oh, I am confusing him with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
I had never heard of President Hugo Chavez until that moment.
I was more than a little embarrassed but I didn’t let on.
I think my head is too filled with the current headlines of non-news-stories about has beens or non-celebrities like Anna Nicole Smith and Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan. How did we as a country get into this conundrum where Brittney Spears being hospitalized for a mental disorder is more significant than international news?
I am renewing my subscription to the Christian Science Monitor and will seek out “real news” now. I confess, I do enjoy shows like The Bachelorette but it doesn’t need to be the lead story on the news whether Emily chose Jef or Arie.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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