I never really thought about the civic life. It never came up in my mind, or in a discussion with friends or family. While reading the articles and discussing about civic life in class, it opened my mind to a lot of new ideas and interests. I realized that living the civic life is an important part to us humans. Learning more about this topic opened my eyes to the involvement of civic life like media.
Ever since I can remember, online media has been a part of my life. Before, my only social connection with other was the phone and in person but, as soon as I hit the pre-teen stage, I was only involved in online media. Since I have an older sibling, my immediate attention happened to be what she did. If she was on any online social media, I would also be on the exact same one. Since I was introduced to online media at an early stage, my life has only been relied on that. As a Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Stumble Upon user, I keep myself updated with the latest news through my online social networks. Here and there I get updated with what is going on around the world through newspapers, television, and my father.
My civic life is not the best aspect when compared to my social network life. If I see a post or an update on one of these social networks, I do try to share it with my friends online. Although I do not share everything, I do share what I feel is important and try to keep myself and others updated through the use of online media. Except, before sharing what the information given is, I try to research on it more to have a sense of feeling of knowing more about what I am about to share with the rest of the world. I try to answer questions when asked about such issues through the use of online social network method. My civic life is not that great but, it is OKAY.
Now, after learning more about the civic life and how I was not using it to the fullest amount, I make sure to keep myself updated in it. I now try to have a civic life not only online, but in person too. I have attached a link named “Civic Life Project”. It is about on how a citizen can live the civic life. Although this is a video about the American civic life, I thought as Canadians who have similar living features to the Americans, we can also relate to this. Let’s all try to live the civic life properly and not only through the life of media, but the life of ourselves too.
- Shureha - 20478702