My DC travels continue on, and today included a tour of the Pentagon…very cool!  In case you all are wondering, I am not a secret spy or anything like that.  Actually, it’s quite the opposite – I am a Human Resources professional.  LOL! 

We also had a networking event at Clyde’s Willow Creek in Dulles, VA today, which was also fun.  The hors d’oeurves  my manager ordered were delicious.  The veggie options included fresh-baked bread, nuts (candied pecans, almonds, hazelnuts), spicy black bean dip (I have to try to recreate this at home), fresh veggies, and brie.  Check out the good eats…


I love my coworkers!

Oh and for those of you who are wondering, I did go for a power walk this morning. 🙂  I am staying true to my committment!

Current Events

I feel like there has been a lot going on in the world for the past few weeks, and honestly, I know enough to carry on a short conversation but not enough to where I am 100% confident in what I am saying.  This is something I really want to change because the events that are occurring will affect me in the future, and I feel like its my responsiblity to be up to speed on the important issues.  I don’t hesitate for a second to check and peruse the website for a few moments, so I think I need to apply that discipline to a little more often than I do.  Don’t get me wrong, I check the CNN website everyday, but recently, I feel that it’s not enough to just read the headlines.  We need to know what the important issues are in the US and around the world.  We are so lucky to have access to hundreds of different news sources.  We have the freedom to form our own opinions, and if we so chose, to do something if we feel strongly about an issue.  Let’s take advantage of that right, educate ourselves, and take a stand.  You may think this is cliché, but we are the future leaders of this country (in some shape or form).  We owe it to the billions of people around the world who don’t have a voice or the freedom to learn about and research current events to take full advantage and learn as much as we can. 

Again, I am a full believer in pursuing your passion and interests, but I just feel that it wouldn’t hurt to stay current on the issues that affect us and will continue to affect future generations.

What are your thoughts on current events/issues?  Do you stay on top of the news?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Staying Current on Current Events”
  1. I am guilty of not staying on top of current events as much as I think I should. I like how you phrased it- “We owe it to the billions of people around the world who don’t have a voice or the freedom to learn about and research current events to take full advantage and learn as much as we can.” Very well said. My mom grew up in a communist country and I never realized that I have access to media that she didn’t. Not only do I owe it to those who currently don’t have a voice, but I think I also owe it to my family.

  2. I also used to click over to far more than – seriously. But then I realized that if I go to the gym and watch the news every morning I can kill two birds with one stone. So, while I hate the treadmill, I can learn about what’s going on in the world for an hour each morning. And then I always hit in the late afternoon when I’m ready to take a break.

    I’m not sure if I said it before but the profile picture of you in the sari? Gorgeous!

    1. Running on the treadmill AND watching the news is so effective. I like getting my news early in the morning and being informed. 🙂 And thank you!

  3. Even if you don’t become the future leader of the country, you will be the leader of your family. Having an opinion with some solid reasons and information not only helps you think straight but also makes you a great example for your own children.

    I scan through cnn and times of india/cnn-ibn for Indian new everyday, but never really read them thoroughly. I guess its never too late!

    1. You’re absolutely right, leaders come in all different forms, and I think that if we want to see any change in our country and the world, we have to be informed and then lead by example.

  4. hey Parita, lovin’ your blog! i do read a lot of newspapers, but i admit, i need to get more familiarized with everything going on around Egypt. i think you’re right, it’s important to be educated about the world. it’s all too easy to forget we’re not the ONLY ones in it!

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