Television news shows many scenes of disasters and violence. What effect can this have on individuals and society?
However, these images can also have positive effects. For one thing, it is important to know what is happening around the world. Without knowledge we become ignorant. Secondly, the footage shows us what real people are experiencing. We appreciate what we have, and more importantly, we start to help the suffering people. We can raise money or donate goods. Sometimes, learning these videos can push us to take action such as going to these countries to work or volunteer or even to fight. In conclusion, it can be depressing or uncomfortable to watch these images. However, they can motivate us to improve the life of our fellow human beings. I think we need to think about what we are watching and not just watch for entertainment.