I seriously envy those who choose to remain unaware of the world’s current events. Following the news and the incidents that daily happen in different parts of the world often creates an overwhelming sense of pessimism in me. And understandably not many people are interested in hearing about your pessimism about this world and if you choose to go ahead and talk about this negativity that you feel, then they politely tune you out and tell you to live your own life and to find happiness. While I admire this conscious detachment from the daily happenings of the world—such as wars, deaths, rebellions, earth quakes, imprisonments, sicknesses and many other incidents— it makes me very sad that many of us choose or have to choose to live our own individual lives outside the context of this world that goes beyond our homes, neighborhoods and cities. Again, I am not saying all of this to complain about things. It is just that it makes me sad to feel part of a small crowd of people in this world who feel the need or have the freedom to follow the current events and if nothing to think about other places and other people!