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Negative News - Positive News

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posted on Jun, 28 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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I decided several years ago to stop watching and reading constant negative news. Constantly hearing about murders, rapes, robberies, people dieing in automobile crashes, corrupt government officials and so forth was having an effect on me.

Just for the heck of it I decided to do some research on negative news. I found an article in the Huffington Post about the need for positive news. Below is an excerpt from it..
"There is an emotional and psychological impact from news. Research has shown that negative news can cause stress, world-weariness and mental health issues such as and depression. The work of Cathrine Gyldensted at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that it leads to 'learned helplessness' and leaves us feeling passive." " What the media focuses on, and how it chooses to report, affects our thoughts, feelings, conversations and perspectives. By consequence, it plays a part in influencing our choices and actions too."
Here is a link if you wish to read it: Link

Within the above article it provides the name of a positive news source called "Positive News". Here is a link to it if your interested in the kind of positive news it provides: Link




posted on Jun, 28 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: bucsarg

I'm the same way, no news or very little for me. I only watch weather reports.

But no kidding I was just thinking about how things are always being stirred up, not to get on a conspiracy train, but it's like it's intentional, let's hammer home problems and do all we can to make the already angry people even angrier. Let's really accentuate the differences and even create problems where there are none, instead of trying to get people together they just drive a wedge deeper and deeper.

and not just that, but everything seems to be depressing on the news, we live in an uber violent world, I can't bear to hear another story about murder and mayhem.

Anyway great post and no news is good news.



posted on Jun, 28 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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All those warm, fluffy, positive things people do are great. They stand of their own accord. Its when people hide deceit and murder behind them that is cause for concern.

After all, killers pretend to be nice people, right? So as not to get caught?

I love watching all the forensic shows on TV (not the drama, the reality).

Some of that is dark and very negative but hey, if detectives didn't delve into darker events we wouldn't catch them right? Somebody has to do that. My interest is not so much what people do right, but when they intend wrong, how that plays out and whats done about it.

How to recognize the evil thats done under the sun goes a long way to preventing it in the future. Or exposing it.

Not because I want to dwell on negative emotions or events but because I want to prevent it from creeping into the warm, fluffy, soft things people are doing.



posted on Jun, 28 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: bucsarg
I decided several years ago to stop watching and reading constant negative news. Constantly hearing about murders, rapes, robberies, people dieing in automobile crashes, corrupt government officials and so forth was having an effect on me.



You mean this,



You could nearly have written this song had it not been done near 60 years ago!


Should have added Bob Luman only died a couple of years ago.
edit on 28-6-2015 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Jun, 28 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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Here this might help....and it even makes me happier because it is so unintentionally funny with the singer's creepy laugh.


edit on 28-6-2015 by Hidinout because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 03:18 AM
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originally posted by: bucsarg
I decided several years ago to stop watching and reading constant negative news. Constantly hearing about murders, rapes, robberies, people dieing in automobile crashes, corrupt government officials and so forth was having an effect on me.


Just something to think about, but everything is negative news to someone. Every person who perpetuated those rapes, robberies, murders, most of the automobile drivers, and even government officials had all justified to themselves that what they were doing was right and good. Similarly, all negative news is good news to someone, hopefully I don't derail you here but look at the recent SCOTUS rulings, certain segments of the population have taken it as horrible news while others are ecstatic.


originally posted by: Hidinout
and not just that, but everything seems to be depressing on the news, we live in an uber violent world, I can't bear to hear another story about murder and mayhem.


I take a different approach, I don't go out of my way to listen to stories but if there's a story going on about a murder, mayhem, decapitation, or so on I'll listen to it. In my mind, in that moment where they met a violent end they were alone, at least by hearing the story they're a little less alone in that end.
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