One of the most important issues facing new generations of young people globally is making sense of all the global messages and internalizing them. For example, when people from the United States hear about news/affairs in other countries, we take in the information but don't know how to process or internalize it so that it creates meaning in our own lives. This problem creates a sense of ignorance among these newer generations because they're solely focused on news and events that pertain only to their lives, they don't take in stories from other countries. They become narrow minded and one sided. I believe that the newer generations need to have a collective mind and engage in world news and global youth's stories so that there will be a greater understanding in the world and everyone can come together to face and solve issues.
The song "Stand Up For Love" by Destiny's Child highlights this theme of a collective mind and everyone uniting and learning about global affairs so as to change the world. They say, "it all starts right here and it starts right now. one person to stand up there and the rest will follow...If we all stand together this one time then no one will get left behind.
Stand up for life, stand up and sing, stand up for love." I believe that once one person begins to internalize and make meaning of global affairs, others will too. All it takes is a catalyst and collective thoughts and actions will result.