Pitfalls of the Generation

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by ANTON KURATNIK

We are a generation that cares. The progress of globalization, mass media, and the internet means that today, more than ever before, we can become aware of injustices, poverty, oppression, conflict, and tragedies around the world. This information makes us want to act. In her commencement speech at Harvard University, writer J.K. Rowling said that only through imagination can human beings empathize with each other. Indeed, few of us have experienced the oppression, suffering, hunger, and pain that we hear about daily in the news. Yet, through our imagination, we can empathize which makes us very eager to help…