THE BLOG
01/30/2015 02:31 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2015

Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

My friends and I spend our lunch breaks discussing current affairs. I know it's strange, but with the way the world is changing every single day, we feel the need to. Sometimes, during our conversations, we ask each other why we do this. Why discuss current affairs? Why do we need to know about them?

I spent part of my summer doing a politics course at Oxford University, which was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I was finally able to ask all my questions on politics, and understand what is really going on in the world today. Every teen should have the opportunity to fully understand political events from across the globe.

Since we live in a globalized world, every current event affects our daily lives. This is true, regardless of whether of you live in a small town or in a large, international city, like I do. We may feel that it takes a lot of effort to find out about what's going on in the world, but honestly, it's easier now than it has ever been. Now, we can just go to Google News, turn on the news channel on TV, listen to the radio; the ways of gaining information are endless.

Understanding politics helps us develop a better understanding of the way the world works. Even scrolling through the headlines every morning before school can help you understand current affairs. As the future generations of change, we need to know about current affairs to help us make the world better tomorrow.