I was reminded of it again when I saw Icon’s post about the death of Chaves. “It’s been awhile since I checked the news,” I thought to myself.
I realized the older I get, the less I pay attention to the news. There was a time when I thought these things mattered. In college, I minored in Communication. I used to occasionally watch TV news and daily check the BBC, New York Times, Al Jazeera, China Post, and Taipei Times. I thought I was educating myself, staying abreast of current events, broadening my horizons, all that good stuff.
These days, I care less and less. I think back to all the big stories of the last five years - global recession, war in Afghanistan, Obama’s election, Wikileaks, founding of Facebook, rise of Jeremy Lin - you name it - and all I can think of is how fleeting their supposed importance was; how ultimately irrelevant they were to my life.
Am I just becoming jaded and apathetic as I grow older? Do other people feel like this too, or is it just me?