Have you been watching/listening to the news lately? If not, well you should.
When I first heard this Ed Sheeran song, I didn’t even know that it was from the movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It’s probably because I haven’t seen the movie yet, or any of the The Hobbit film series. But no worries my fellow geeks, I am planning to watch the series including a re-watch of the whole The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Anyway, when I first heard the said song, I immediately thought about what’s happening with our world right now. Did you know that with China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, we could experience World War III anytime soon? The whole ISIS thing in the Middle East is already something we should be worried about but an impending World War? That just takes the Middle East crisis to a whole new level. And don’t even get me started on the issues of Global Warming and Climate Change.
I am your typical lurker at reddit and a follower of Rappler and other news sites (that I don’t find biased) on Twitter so I can be more updated of what is truly happening with the world. And if there’s one thing I’ve realized, that is today is not the best time for apathy. Our generation should be more focused on finding solutions for these problems, rather than concentrate on blaming the generation of baby boomers. We could use our social media knowledge to campaign for the betterment of our world, to debate on these topics and discuss how we can contribute and help, in our own little way. I mean, if we have time for taking selfies and sharing funny memes, maybe we can also give time on supporting peace through joining petitions and sharing them on social media.
I am not saying that I am a perfect member of society and that you should follow me. Heck, most of the time I can also be apathetic and selfish. But with everything that is currently happening…it’s definitely something to think about. Don’t you think?
If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night
–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–