Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important to read or watch news presented by people whose views are different from your own than it is to read or watch news presented by those whose views are similar to your own. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
There is no shortage of opinions on whether people should read articles that contradict their personal points of view or not. In my opinion, I totally agree with that statement. I feel this way mainly for two reasons that I will explain in the following paragraphs. First, people can become more tolerant of the opinion of the rest. Second, people can improve their knowledge to support their points of view. To begin with, People who only read articles or information that agree with their points of view have subjective opinions. They tend to believe that they are always right because they are not exposed to other sources of information that contradict what they think. As a result, they are not tolerant with the opinions of other people. My personal experience is a compelling illustration of this. When I was in high school, I only read articles from local newspapers. According to those news, Peru hardly ever faced a problem, they described my country as a peaceful place where all the things are great. I believed that my country was perfect, that is why I usually discussed with people who criticize my country. Fortunately, when I grow up, I had access to the internet, there I could realize that Peru was not so perfect as local newspapers said. Furthermore, when people read articles that are written for journalists that have different points of view, they have the chance to acquire new knowledge because these articles provide them more information. Therefore, people can know more about the topic, and have a more solid point of view about it. For instance, I really enjoy reading articles about what happen in the world, so I look for different sources of information to get a better understanding of the topic. In conclusion, I strongly believe that people have to open their minds to different opinions by reading news from different sources.
Submitted by GUILLERMO ANDREE FERNANDEZ CRUZ on