I have thought about the responsibilities I have as a human being to myself, to my species, and to the rest of the planet that I inhabit. It seems to me that the world appears to be in great - and perhaps at times, endless - turmoil. Turn on the news and you quickly hear of killings, robberies, and wars. But there are also truths we rarely see (especially here in the United States, with the media being so selective of what it portrays) and realities far more gruesome than we may like to acknowledge.
But I have come to the conclusion that it is my responsibility to educate myself, and to fight for the things that I believe in. And to help others learn about these things. So here, I have compiled a list of some really interesting documentaries, that I think are truly worth watching. I also greatly recommend listening to the Intelligence Squared debates streamed on SoundCloud and learn about issues ranging from prescription drugs and society, to art and literature; also learn about science, technology, and countless more social issues that most certainly relevant to you, too.