Eye/I Log #4: What the News Taught Me

By Rashah Neason

To say that this is an interesting time we’re in would be an understatement. Although I have never been one to watch the news every day and every night, I do try to keep up with what’s going on in the world. By choice, I haven’t been watching the news during this pandemic in order to protect my mental health. However, because I’m not a hermit, I have seen unfortunate things on different news outlets that are truly heartbreaking. This pandemic has really shown how much humans lack compassion for their fellow humans. It is both sad and infuriating to see videos of people taking food from carts elders are using when they not looking and filming the act as if it is a joke. Clearly, people do not respect elders, and that is true not only about people in my generation, but also in other generations. This pandemic is showing true colors across all generations. Even older generations have adopted “it’s a dog eat dog world.” I’m not sure what the outcome of this pandemic will be, but I do hope it will help people realize that one of the simplest things we can do for the world is to show compassion to all the people in the world.