This journalling exercise gives you a chance to examine the impact on you of community or world events. Sometimes doing this is simply interesting, and sometimes it's quite revealing of what your childhood world was like.
Think of a world or community event from your childhood or youth. Find out the date it happened and then figure out what age you were on that day. Ask yourself these questions:
- What was going on in your life that at that time? Did you have siblings? Where did you live?
- What do you remember about the event?
- What did the adults in your life say and feel about it at the time?
- As a child at the time, did you feel the event affected you or your immediate world? Now that you're older, do you see any effects that you didn't notice at the time?