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a reply to: freedom7
I feel so numb to everything happening in the world.
originally posted by: frostjon361
I refuse to watch televised news, local or otherwise. I find the programming to be repetitive, over-the-top, and worded in an alarmist fashion (I figure that's why it's referred to as "Programming"). I prefer to get my news online in written form. This also allows me to skip all the gossip garbage and the fluff pieces (unless I, for some reason, care what Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus did yesterday). Some of the presentation is still alarmist, but I can be more dispassionate about the article and better deal with the tricks the MSM uses to elicit over-reaction.
I look at the current chaos as something that has always been there, it's just that we now have a larger stage to view and are more quickly informed of occurrences when they happen. My opinion is that it's good to shut off all the external stimulus once in a while and re-center yourself; remind yourself of what's important to you and what you value. It's good to be informed but it's not healthy to let yourself become overwhelmed by information clearly engineered to create a hypersensitivity and manipulate people's emotions.
For me, a good release here at ATS is the pet forum. Whenever I read something disturbing, I take a moment to check out the pet forum because . . .PUPPIES! KITTENS! CUTE FUZZY ANIMALS OF ALL TYPES!
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
The office that I go to for therapy won't allow CNN type shows in the lobby. They said it was making people horribly upset/ depressed and started those happy talk shows.
Nit only am I saying its nit just you, it seems to be more and more people.