There I was sitting at the work kitchen explaining to yet another group of people why I don’t follow the news…
I am serious about this, I really don’t read newspapers, don’t go to news sites online and don’t even look at the news channels on TV. Why? Because “the news” can have a staggering negative programming effect on your mind. Most news is negative and almost completely irrelevant to you.
Observe this next time carefully. The news blends in with a natural sense of pessimism and gloom, which is why about 80% of the time the mainstream media news has negative articles. Do I care about Jade Goody, no? Do I care about Fritzl? nope. Do I care about knife crime rate going up by 0.001% in West Middlewich. Once again no.
I have better things to do with my time and I prefer to read more positive articles that are relevant to me, things that I choose to pay attention to. Not things that are thrust upon me.
So does this make me ignorant of the world news? Not really. I know what I am interested in and I know where to get an update on it. As for general world news, if a news item is truly relevant to everyone I will already know about it second hand via people talking about it. I use this second hand concept to filter out what I should be paying attention to and what I should not.
What I am talking about here is practiced by all positive thinkers in the world who know that most mainstream news is negative and biased. Check out this link for instance:
Happy thinking 🙂