The New Kid on the Block

By Melanie Perez
Melanie Perez
Melanie Perez
Originally from the fervent streets of Philadelphia PA, this 30 year old has seen the US from many different latitudes and longitudes. As a closet historian who still dreams of becoming the next Indiana Jones, I have always viewed the world without borders. With America's global influence, it is imperative that we stay well informed and not become bumptious in our "Super Power" position. History always repeats itself, so hopefully I'll do my part to keep us out of the spectators box.
May 1, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

New Kids On The Block

This is a monumental day for me. After years of loving to hear myself talk, I preemptively decided to make some sense out of my non-sense and started my own blog. Though I grew up singing to Britney Spears and obsessively watching Saved by the Bell episodes, this blog is far from my “Ooops I Did it Again” days and more about what truly matters to people in our ever changing world.

I’ve always viewed global affairs with a sense of intrigue and social responsibility. Shamefully, my generation, the self proclaimed “Millennials”,  haven’t been the best at acknowledging or educating themselves on international affairs. Case in point, a close friend from France was mortified when an American acquaintance confidently thought France was adjacent to the Middle East. This was not only an embarrassment to the American educational system, but that poor guy’s intelligence will forever be questioned. But in his defense, why is knowing what happens half way around the world important to him? Listing the seven continents is not a hiring prerequisite. 

Unfortunately, the diverse opinions I encountered regarding this issue, have had an overall pretentious attitude in viewing the outside world. Yes, we have the largest military and the most control over the global economy. However, creating mental borders is not only hubris, but creates a malign recipe for a social disaster, just ask the Golden Age Greeks.

With that being said, my goal is to spread the news and offer up a sound opinion on the topics that move me. If you agree with my perspective, great, and if you have suggestions, even better! I completely support an opened and intellectual dialogue. Sharing my thoughts is an emotional awarding social activity, and if readers absorb a new piece of information about the world, I’ll have to give myself an extra pat on the back.   

Next week, I plan on discussing America’s favorite past and present time attribute, immigration. Stay tuned!

Originally from the fervent streets of Philadelphia PA, this 30 year old has seen the US from many different latitudes and longitudes. As a closet historian who still dreams of becoming the next Indiana Jones, I have always viewed the world without borders. With America's global influence, it is imperative that we stay well informed and not become bumptious in our "Super Power" position. History always repeats itself, so hopefully I'll do my part to keep us out of the spectators box.