Why, as a culture, are we so focused on negative news? The global news, local news, Facebook news, etc. is almost always something bad. It’s rare that you see happy and positive news going viral. I hardly ever watch the news, for this very reason, but I do try to keep up with what’s going on in the world. It seems the good stuff always flies under the radar, but the bad things seem to take a lead role in this production of life.
Just the other day I was watching the news about a man who had killed his 3 month old baby…..HIS 3 MONTH OLD BABY!!! What the hell is wrong with him?! I understand that stuff like that happens, and it’s the reality of the world we live in; however, I don’t feel that I need to clutter my mind with that type of negativity. The rest of the day I randomly thought of that poor baby and how sick that man must be in the head to do something like that. It made me nauseous. Those types of things just bring me down and remind me how twisted some people are in this world. Some of you may say that by avoiding this type of “news” I’m simply shielding myself and preventing myself from hearing about it, and you would be correct. Speaking from someone who has suffered from VERY severe depression, I have to take an active role in blocking any negativity that could possibly make my depression worse. This includes depressing news. If it is something that is really news worthy, and something I need to know about, then I can guarantee I’ll hear about it. There are a few apps that are on my phone that give you good news, science news, happy news, etc. and I love those apps! I guess, when it comes to “news”, I tend to lean towards articles versus breaking news. I’ve learned the breaking news is typically the worst. I also try not to share negative news on social media, as that means I’m participating in spreading that diseased news. Only happy news comes through me! 🙂
I challenge you guys to only share and read good news. Try to stay away from all the negative news about murder, suicide, bombing, etc. I promise it will make a difference! I’m not saying to avoid it all together, because being naive and blind about stuff gives the impression that you don’t care. I’m just saying to not actively seek out negative stuff.
Have a wonderful day!