It sounds like a harsh title, but its true. I purposely avoid the news.
When national disasters/general elections are happening, things that affect our future, I stay a bit more clued up on what’s going on in the world. On an everyday basis, I don’t watch it, ever. Most times, my news source is Twitter (how 2017 of me). But in fact, social media is really great at keeping up with whats going on in the world, and you have the choice of what you want to read.
Whenever I’ve managed to catch the news at a relatives house, I’m always left with such a yucky feeling. I really dislike the constant negativity it breeds. There are so many amazing things happening in the world, but 99% of stories featured are the horrible ones, the ones that leave you sad for mankind. You rarely see the success stories. To be honest, it feels like such a negative place for me. I really like to live positively, and because I’m extremely sensitive, I can get down if I get sucked into an extremely sad news story, and it can stay with me for days after and really affect my lifestyle. I’m lucky in that I don’t suffer the way most people in parts of the world do, and I don’t take that for granted.
(That’s not to say I’m not partial to the odd browse of the Daily Mail. Celebrity gossip is where I’m at. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.)
Some might say its me being blissfully ignorant, and to a degree I suppose your right. But with spending so much time online plus listening to the radio, I’m not clueless with the world. I know what’s happening. I have more than the vague idea, I really just don’t want to listen to it every night.
Do you watch the news?