posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 07:16 PM
Don't let it get to you.
I was once a network news junkie. I would spend hours in front of CNN and FOX, the usual suspects.
All of that changed in March of 2011 when I joined ATS. I was genuinely concerned with what was going on with the tsunami, quake, nuclear meltdown
and so on. The news channels that I looked to for information followed it for a couple of days and dropped it like a hot potato, which troubled me.
I don't know how my search for answers led me here, but it did.
It was an almost instant change in my habits. I stopped watching the biased and sensational news networks and discovered a more objective
journalistic platform in alternative media. I realized that if I wanted to know what was happening, I could look into it on my own terms. I would no
longer have my life interrupted by "This just in!".
It's not a perfect platform, there is still bias and sensationalism, but reading it versus being spoon-fed by some talking head really boosted my
objectivity and skepticism. I began to see so much by not "seeing" anything. I would read the story and draw my own conclusion without seeing the
expressions of disgust or shock or disbelief on the faces of Nancy Grace or Anderson Cooper or any of those loons. Taking their opinions out of the
equation has led to a deeper understanding of what is going on in the world.
The world is always going to produce bad news. The world also produces goodness, which never makes the news. The amount of goodness, kindness,
generosity and love out there is beyond measure, weather you believe it or not. The problem is that those things don't get ratings. If it doesn't
get ratings, we never see it in media. The good news is all around us, and it is delivered by family, friends, and people you just happen to cross
The fear mongering, and seeming descent of mankind is a fabrication. I realize that horrible things happen, but guess what. Seven billion some-odd
people lived today... Did anybody tell you that? It's true. Seven billion people carried on and will continue to carry on.
Tomorrow will come, some of us won't make it, but most of us will. If you do something to help even one of them accomplish this, the feeling that
comes with it will drown out any bad news that the networks vomit out into our living spaces in an attempt to contaminate us with their dreary
Good luck in your endeavors, and I wish that the first paragraph of your OP were reality... That would be truly spectacular. In the end though, we
don't have to accept that it is impossible.