Today, we are in the age of information explosion, everyone could obtain various information easily, or everyone are forced obtaining various information. However, in my opinion, absorbing various of information does not make we (most of us) become knowledgable but apathetic and dependent. While we received the information, few of us are able to analyze the information, instead, we are used to absorbed the news present for us and remember them. Therefore, when we communicate with others people, it seems that we know a lot, however, few of the opinion are really generate by us. The worst is that when we confront new ideas or perspective, we then replace the old ones to the new ones, which sometimes are totally opposite. Therefore, todays people know what happened around them, however they don’t understand why it happened around them, which they don’t care or have no time to care. As a result, people become apathetic. In China (maybe in America too), when somethings happened, the news will be put on the center of the stage. During that time, that news will become the major topic of the conversation, people will address their opinions, which of cause, learn from the news or article. However, they don’t really have the passion to go deeper for that news, and they stop at the surface of the events. As few of people really participate in the events, soon or later, another event happened and the cycle go again. Because people only stay at the “know” level, no matter how great impact the event was, it will finally end with silence and therefore, people who wish to get justice, conflicts that hope to be mediate and crimes that need to be punished all fail. Yeah, it is true that we can get any information we want, but as we are used to feed by the media, we kind of losing our ability to search the information that we really need. We become depend on the media and therefore control by them.
It is no doubt the advantages live under the age of information explosion, however, sometimes we should also think about to get these advantages, what we had compensated.