I was reading about the flooding in Texas, which is making headlines across the western world and then found an article about flooding that is happening right now in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Nearly three times as many people are being affected in these other places (22.6 million vs 6.8 million in Texas), yet only Texas is dominating the regular news.
What is happening in Texas is a tragedy and so are the floods in these other places. It is interesting to see how the media curates our view of the world deciding which tragedies are newsworthy and which aren't. Whilst the media sometimes dictates what we see beyond our immediate environment, we should not let it limit a broader perspective.