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Why I Stopped Reading The News

What I Stopped Reading the News

 

War.

Terrorism.

Famine.

We are naturally drawn towards these types of words it appears.  They pique our curiosity and perhaps actually make us feel better about ourselves.  Strange creatures aren’t we?

 

I like nearly everyone else,  obsessively scour my apps and feeds to keep on top of what I think is important.  I need to know what was going on in the world as I believe it allows me to steer and change the course of my life.  I believe I’ll make better decisions for myself and my family.   Of course thats nonsense.  
The problem with doing this is, apart from it being a huge distraction – it’s bloody depressing.

We seem to revel in the glum and the shock and awe –  have a look at this article from the BBC which analyses why we seem to prefer the negative:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140728-why-is-all-the-news-bad

So I’m making a break for it – I’m cutting down on my news digests.  I’ve decided that it’s OK that I don’t have the latest and greatest of Current Affairs in my head.   There are more interesting and happier things in life.

Have a good week – and stop looking at the news!!!

Dave

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