Unfortunately it’s always bad news…
If you believe the media that is.
I recently read a great post from Manage Better Now – which talked about “a little known secret that can make you considerably happier, and save you a great deal time. Stop reading and watching the news. ”
This is something I passionately agree with.
Everyday we are overloaded with news from so many sources – newspapers, internet, TV, radio, iphones, ipads ….
It’s easy to infer from the way the news is portrayed that the world is a very negative and dangerous place.
This is not the case.
The media sensationalises everything – because bad news sells. The media’s coverage of events is skewed towards the dramatic.
How much good news do you see in the media?
I suggest you disengage from their world, and the perputual drama associated with it.
Use your time to focus on your own dreams, and what you want to achieve.
Concentrate on the positives…
The things you are grateful for, the things that are going right in this world. The random acts of kindness, the generous and selfless acts that occur all around us (and get far less attention than they deserve).
The news we are provided with does not represent true reality.
Change your perception of the world – immerse yourself in good news.
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An interesting thought, but I wonder. I totally agree with spreading of love, kindness and positivity – however we do need to know what is going on in the world. It is worth remembering that today’s news forms the basis of tomorrow’s history and to understand the lessons that history has for us, we need to try and see the full picture, even if some of it is less than palatable (and less than accurately reported).
I love to see candles burning in the great mediaeval cathedrals. I love the symbolism – pools of light in the surrounding gloom. I think that to truly appreciate the light, we also need to recognise the darkness.
Thank you so much for your thoughts Sue – I really appreciate it. And I think they are very good points as well.
That is so true – we do need to know what is happening. To give us a much rounded view of the world, it’s people, events etc. We can’t live a completely sheltered and closeted life.
I would love to see a “buddhist news channel”. The news reported but without the sensationalism. It’s something I’ve searched for, but not yet found.
Thanks again 🙂 xx