Current Events (Depress Me)

Bad News 3

  • Olympic boxer jailed on charges of sexual assault in athlete’s village
  • Mayor of rich D.C. suburb charged in meth for sex scheme
  • Chicago releases shocking video of police shooting unarmed teen
  • Nanny raped while taking three-year-olds to the park
  • And then there are politics…

Is it any wonder that reading the news of the day can be a depressing experience? The fact that we have a 24 hour news cycle means that we never get a break from it, unless we voluntarily choose to turn it off.

I’ve been thinking about this and how to go about it. TV isn’t an issue, since we don’t have cable. But, the Internet puts the world at our fingertips and that’s where I’ll have to start. I spend a quality amount of free time on the computer, so maybe avoid all social media, news outlets, etc. every other day or a couple of times a week? 

This will actually free up more time for other things, which is great incentive!

Other people have written about this and I’m curious if any of you have tried it. I welcome any feedback if you have some thoughts or experiences…


 

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3 thoughts on “Current Events (Depress Me)

  1. Personally, I make it a point to limit the amount of news I receive each day, unless something major is going on that I really need to know about. Yes, I want to know what is going on in the world. No, I don’t need it in my face every waking moment. I think it’s a matter of balance?

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