The degree to which your interest is aroused by daily occurrences depends on a number of factors. You consider yourself a curious person, and you like to remain abreast of world events. Rare is the morning that doesn't find you online, directing your browser to a report on this or a university study on that. Truly, you remain on top of things - which is no mean feat in an age of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle. Distance has been obliterated, and with it time to a certain degree. You, along with everyone else inhabiting the 21st century, are still learning how to deal with this development.
Learning how to deal with the contraction of time and distance need not be a jarring or depressing experience. You often forget what a marvel is the technology that brings on command news reports and university studies to your eyeballs. You live in an unprecedented age; the degree to which you can inform yourself and to act for yourself has, historically speaking, never been greater. If, as the poet Wallace Stevens once wrote, there are thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird, then there are at least two ways of looking at life online: as either a terrific boon or a terrible curse.
Being able to tell whether life online is indeed a boon or a curse comes only with learning - learning not merely of the sort you acquire at university, but also the sort that comes with living and experience. This second kind of learning you typically hear referred to as "wisdom." A cursory search online quickly discovers this word's definition, which is two-fold. That is, "wisdom" is defined as:
1. "The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise."
2. "The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and good judgment."
You notice that wisdom is a matter of both quality and degree of action; it both determines and shapes action in a manner best fitting the circumstances.
Because wisdom both guides and determines action in a manner best fitting the circumstances, the degree to which the resulting action is effective is usually quite high. There are, unfortunately, few university studies dedicated to assessing wisdom-in-action's effectiveness, no doubt as a consequence of the fact that this phenomenon lends itself but poorly to empirical observation. To gain a sense of this, you must rely on testimony and anecdote gleaned either in person or online. Whichever way you set about learning of wisdom's effectiveness, you surely come to realize that very little distance, in terms of quality, separates your experience from others'.
Learning that virtually no distance obtains between your life experiences and others' can certainly bring you a degree of comfort in a generally uncomfortable world. Whether you move about in "meatspace," or conduct your business online, difficulties will at some point find you. Indeed, the "university of life" is a school of hard knocks, so whether you're able to roll with the punches will determine the degree to which you can claim to enjoy wisdom. Wihout wisdom, you may find yourself engineering outcomes that result from nursing grudges over a long period. Yet animosities only serve to breed future strife, and wisdom tells you that its prudent that amity, not enmity, prevail.
As way of further increasing your wisdom, you'll want to consider entering any one of a number of online degree progams at one of the many online universities peddling its services. These schools put the powers of distance learning at your disposal, which will allow you to improve your career outlook and life prospects in quite a short time.