If there was one thing I could change in the world it would be for people to be more open-minded. Recently, I have really noticed a low tolerance of others and their ideas. It is really frustrating to see so much division between people because they fail to see issues from another's perspective. With the election over I have noticed so many people making nasty and rude comments on various forms of social media. This really surprised me because in the recent years cyberbullying has become a really important issue. That's when I really noticed that so many people are very closed off to new ideas and do not want to hear opposition to their beliefs.
As a teacher and citizen I think its important to teach the next generation about how to be empathetic and open-minded. Also, in terms of debating and knowing your opponent students should be more open-minded in learning two sides to the story. That way they could make a clear estimate on what they believe in and then defend it while also taking note of what there opponent believes in.
In terms of social media I noticed that many people kept clear of political issues before the election, but then caved after the results were out. This may also be an issue of acting on anger, but a more open-minded student would think twice about posting something insensitive. Even some classes here at MSU are very closed-off and professors even divide the class by being so open and judgmental with their viewpoint.