Friday, 25 April 2014

The News Is Barely Worth It

A friend of mine has been kinda depressed these past few days. One of the main reasons? The stuff she's seeing in the news. Every time you turn the news on it seems like someone has been bombed, raped, or had some other tragedy befall them. I don't really understand how people can even keep up with the news these days and I say that as someone who used to avidly keep up with the world's events. Frankly I wish I still could.

My main source of news these days tends to be social media and comedy panel shows. Even when they say that something bad is going on they try to look at some lighter sides and stop it being too depressing. The news is just full of the violent and depressing things. I guess that's what sells, but it really does do a number on your faith in humanity. There's an occasional good news story but it's not as often as it should be.

It's good to keep up with what's going on in the world. Both good and bad. Just don't trouble yourself with all the bad things that happen and don't focus too much on them. There's a lot of good still going on in the world, and there's a lot of people who fight to help make the world we live in a better place. The problem is they're just a little too quiet, because the stupid people are just that loud.

It makes it harder to ignore them I suppose.

An acceptable news source.

4 comments:

  1. I'm a total news junkie. Politics, I love it. But, I am careful to step away after a bit or I get cynical. I just have to remember, everyone spins it how they want it spun. Different channel, different news - same story.

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  2. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the bad news. You can't do anything about much of it, so worrying about it doesn't help, I suppose.

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  3. I like to watch a comedy panel show for that reason although Tim gets pissed off when I do, he says the news is serious business and shouldn't be made fun of

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  4. Your friend sounds like a very caring person with a big heart! I do hope she also sees the good in all the bad too - tell her I see her as as the best humanity has to offer for her kindness! Take care
    x

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