You can have too much information. Not surprisingly though, you can often not have enough. It is important to know what is going on in the world, even if the knowing is a simple scrath of the surface. There is a reason children are encouraged to monitor current events in social studies.
A quick way to monitor current events is to quickly browse a current events source. One of my favourites is the Google News page. Though this is a search engine starting point, you can monitor trends and see broadly what is happening in the world just by viewing the first page.
Todays tips: Watch the trends