In our reading, Postman talks about how as individuals living in an age in which information is rapidly transmitted to so many people, we are exposed to information on a "global" scale. This being the case, we are all often exposed to a lot of terrible things that are going on around the world, such as war, hunger, natural disasters, disease, social injustice, etc. This however does not necessarily mean that we will do anything about these issues. Knowing is not the same as doing. Keeping that in mind, I would like to ask a question; Are we morally obligated to take action to help those in need when we are presented with this information? If we are indeed a "global community," should we not be doing everything we can to help one another instead of sitting back and saying, "Oh dear, that is so terrible. What a shame. That's so sad." Can we really fall back on nationality, race, and religion as community pillars to fall back on when we're exposed to what the rest of the world is dealing with?
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