Is it a Trend to Care?

BY ALYSSA HOKE – Staff Writer

In recent months, viral videos and Internet stories have informed people about hardships and tragedies in the world.

With the Joseph Kony video that went viral, the amount of people who shared it on social networking sites was astounding.

Even with all this attention, do people actually care about the world though?

Have you heard anything about Kony recently? Or have people stopped caring so soon?

Sharing a video on Facebook raises awareness, but does not help the cause. If you want to make a difference, donate to a charity, or write to your local senators to see if there is anything that they can do.

The general population seems to show compassion when it is a trend or when celebrities devote their time to something. It should not be like this.

People should have a cause that means something to them, instead of pretending to care because everyone else seems to.

Be a leader, not a follower, and genuinely give a hoot about causes that are going on.

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