I couldn’t have picked a more challenging day (in my time zone, at least) to avoid the news. I was busy teaching all day, so I made it ’til 3 p.m., and then I logged on to Facebook. Within a few seconds, I knew something big had happened but I wasn’t sure what. By the time I logged off, I figured it out. I still don’t know the details, but I know Bin Laden has been killed.
This challenge actually proves a theory I’ve had for a long time: When something big happens, I’ll hear about it, whether or not I regularly follow the news.
But let’s just pretend I didn’t hear the news until tomorrow, or the next day, or next week … what real difference would it make?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.