I gave up watching and reading the news several years ago, due to the fact that almost nothing in it was ever positive.
What was the point?
Rather than being the new information being shared, the news has merely become the show about as much negativity shared as is possible.
‘What other bad thing can we share with people?’ felt like the question news channels seemed to be asking themselves constantly.
It made society feel horrible and almost hopeless… made humanity seem utterly terrible…
And that is not something in which I want to participate, so I just gave it up altogether – if something noteworthy happened, someone somehow would let me know.
And it has worked really well these past several years.
I am grateful that I did it.
No, I don’t necessarily know what they’re talking about on SNL’s Weekend Update most of the time anymore, but I don’t really watch any television anymore in the first place, so it hardly matters.
(Can you believe it’s been over a decade already since I gave up watching television?!… wow…)
I’ve contemplated many a times creating a magazine or newspaper – almost certainly digital – that only shares good news, positive news, because that’s the stuff that we all really want to hear about anyway, and almost no one seems to be sharing about it… and, if someone is sharing about it, very little time is given to it, especially when compared to the negative and sad stuff in the news.
Tonight, for the first time, I crossed someone who did something quite similar to what I would like to do: share things worth sharing.
By the end of the article – okay, I only looked at the pictures, but that was totally the point, anyway – I was delighted, my spirits were totally lifted, and I was really interested in learning more about all of the topics given… basically, I want articles to go with each of the positive pieces of news…, but I guess that’ll just have to be something saved for my future newspaper/magazine. ;P
Enjoy the picture article here!
It is well worth the quick read-through! 😀