Monday, March 25, 2013

enjoy a news-fast

I stopped watching the tv news shows many months ago.  I’d become increasingly bothered by the constant barrage of bad news, gory images and shocking stories that the broadcasters threw at me each morning. Surely there are good things going on in the world that can be shared! Why do those good news stories not merit our attention? The network programming decisions and bias perplexed me. There’s so much deceit and despair in the world and I know this, but I don’t need to invite it into my living room. I quickly noticed after I’d begun my news-fast, that my morning routine suddenly felt  gentler somehow, and a lot more positive too.  I went searching for the good news and found plenty of it. For whatever reason though, mainstream media prefers to focus on and glorify the awful and the shocking. Turn off your tv news. You’ll find that the quality of your day is so very much better for it.

1 comment:

MyMaracas said...

I agree wholeheartedly. I am torn between feeling an obligation to be an informed citizen and feeling depressed and powerless at the endless barrage of negative news.

Here's a site you might like:

It's a news site that focuses on the positive for a change.