Today I want to talk about points of view. Like the ones people have about places such as South Africa. Normally, when you ask someone from more “developed” countries what they think South Africa is, they’ll probably have a picture in their heads involving lions, zebras, diamonds and people in their underpants dancing to make it rain. Maybe they will think about Nelson Mandela, if they read the news every once in a while. But the reality is much different than that, and the fact that most of the people aren’t aware of that is really worrying. What’s the reason for such lack of interest? Do people really turn their heads and look the other way when media provides them with facts and information about what’s happening in places like Africa? Or is the actual media the one that takes that information and hides it underneath the carpet in an attempt to make us believe that everything is fine? Whatever the answer might be, there’s a clear problem regarding the spreading of news from the people in charge of it, and we have to do something about it. We already have the tools (social platforms), and more and more people are trying to make a difference. Free thinking is no such thing if you don’t have anything to think about.