As if we haven't heard this cliche before, but that's what immediately came to my mind while listening to John Marcot during our guest lecture. Whenever something was being hyped up in the media that Marcot didn't agree with, he used his own writing platform and networking skills to speak out and voice his opinion to the public. I enjoyed listening to this take on journalism and reporting, because it didn't feel like "breaking news," yet the stories were still compelling to listen to.
Listening to Marcot made me realize that you may not be able to change the world by yourself, but you can definitely do your part in spreading awareness about social issues you believe in and educating the community with your voice. Even if you aren't writing for a huge platform, everyone has access to creating a personal website, uploading your own content, share it with friends and use the internet to get your voice out there. The technology age may keep us glued to our phones, but it also allows us to stay updated all the time and share our ideas in an instant.