posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 01:12 PM
The following post was posted by me to my own fb page earlier today. I now want to share my thoughts also with the ATS community.
At times like this I choose not to watch the news. I saw the news breaking online yesterday and I think that what happened was beyond horrible, a
person`s worse nightmare, and I understand the strong sadness many are feeling. But as I read through everybody`s Facebook statuses I realize a big
difference between the way I am handling it and the way most others are handling it.
I`m sure a lot of pe
ople are basically watching the television and watching every heartbreaking moment unfold with your own eyes. I haven`t watched one news report yet
and I know what happened as much as the next person.The story, I know because I used to watch the news often, is being told over and over again, they
are repeating and repeating this horrible story from every angle and people cannot help but be drawn in with emotion. When so many people are
absorbing the same negative emotions simultaneously and feeling these same emotions on such a large scale malleability becomes easily, plausibly
The tragic events have been on my mind as well and I have been reflecting on my own thoughts of what can be done to prevent this as well as trying to
understand what actually did happen. It also makes you realize once again how precious life is and if you are a parent it hits you extra hard. At
times like this we are all extra vulnerable and it is important to remember that. Do not forget about your own intelligence and your own abilities to
apply logic and rationale to see over the problem instead of being lost inside of the problem.
Instead of choosing to watch the news over and over again, it is important we choose to be committed to a better life. Choose to be part of the
solution by offering up your own thoughts no matter what they are.
At any given moment on our rock we call Earth, tragedy, injustice, and violence senselessly assembles through the actions of those engulfed by evil.
To some extent, and without offense, it is a numbers game. You could hypothetically watch a new terrible story every single day and be overwhelmed
with emotion constantly with the help of those giving you the information if this is what you choose. It is about the delivery, as you see now
reporters and anchors at the top of their game, as they should be expected to be.
I see a big difference in the way I am feeling today and the way many of you are feeling. I`m not trying to shove this story away either, I just want
to explain that I see a difference here and I completely attribute it to the level of one`s television media absorption. I don`t think it`s good for
anyone to keep watching this information over and over again especially through mainstream news resources that rightfully so, have a profit based
agenda. It is important to know what happened and not to forget what happened. At the same time it is better to think about this instead of allow your
head to basically be drilled with information at a time in which you are emotionally vulnerable, ie. don`t watch the news over and over.
I offer these thoughts only in an effort to be a positive influence and helpful for others to see what they need to see. I hope this helps someone.