the month- Ms. Woo
by Paulina Rivera
1. Where are you from and where were you born?
From the Editor's desk
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
The phrase above stems from the ideas of one of the most important political and social philosophers from that marvelous part of our history; when the man learned the most important thing: freedom. Today, we live in a world full of information, we have the television, radio, newspapers, magazines, internet, and social media to name a few. These advances guarantee us the most important right every person has, to think and speak freely; to have his own opinion about the affairs that affect him; and to see the world through his very own eyes. Isn't it?
We also live in an era where the problem is not the access to information, but the way it is presented to us. We have free speech, but are we using it correctly? One news can be presented in many different ways, making us see different perspectives. Mass media creates their heroes and villains, makes their own conclusions and giving the people information with a biased perspective-they do not leave anything to the reader, you must accept what they tell you. This creates a divided society, people will defend their point of view from others until the last consequences, and the consequences can be, if not tragic, at least problematic.
The world is more complex than what you imagine. There are no heroes or villains, there is not a right and a wrong side, there are only people defending what they believe in, and yes, committing mistakes, too. From a personal point of view, we must see it from different ways, to see the whole picture. Remember the phrase from above, you might disagree with someone, that is good, but you must remember, you two have the same right to say so, and you need to other side to see the whole panorama, and make your own perspective, and get the final truth.