With so much happening in the world these days, the "news" (and I use that term lightly) has been extremely loaded. So loaded, in fact, that I have not once regretted my decision to stop watching the news, and stop reading the papers. It probably sounds like I live with my head buried in the sand, but believe me, I hear news I need to hear, and even more frequently, I hear news I never wanted to hear.
example, why do I need to be bogged down by so many political
commercials right now? The news reporters talk about it enough, so why
ruin the few TV shows that I watch by filling the commercials with
Moreso than that, why, why, WHY
does the media need to sensationalize all the negative news out there?
Do they think it helps? From what I've read recently (and in light of
yet another deadly school shooting this week) there's been a total of 87 school shootings since Newton, Connecticut. How
scary is that?!? I have a bit of advice for those looking for your 15
minutes of fame - DON'T SHOOT. There are other ways to get your moment
on the camera, despite what the media makes it look like. The media
seems to show that the only way to become news is to do something
extremely dangerous, often potentially endangering others' lives.
I don't buy it.
Try doing something nice, instead. I mean, I
much prefer to spend my time that used to be spent watching the news or
reading the paper reading a book, looking things up online (lately my
time has been committed to KickStarter and Pinterest,) playing games, or doing the
much neglected things around my house that I've needed to do. Putting positive, or at least neutral energy out there feels a lot better to me than adding any more negativity.....
And I beg, beg, BEG of you news people, can we PLEASE stop focusing on the negative, and find some time for the Smile Stories? Might make the world feel a little brighter, and a little less scary.