I am writing this free flow. I plop down on the couch simply to escape from my busy day at the office. I flip through the channels and end up feeling worse. Why? Because I allowed myself to watch the news. I hear stories about a baby cooked in the microwave, an elderly woman raped, and two kids shot in a drive by shooting. Yes, the world is filled with horrors. I get it. But the world is also filled with beauty. Rarely are Earth’s delights ever broadcasted. What if for one week the news anchors were mandated to report only feel-good news? Do you think our moods would lift? I do. I watch the news because I deem it important to remain apprised of information. Unfortunately, the news that should be reported is rarely reported.
I say we advocate that the news channels report news that makes us feel good. CNN Heroes for example, is a program that makes me feel good. It moves me to act by plucking at my heartstrings. Let’s hear about the kindness of strangers. We may not realize it but when we watch crap it seeps into our subconscious and makes us depressed. I don’t know about you but I am tired of it. I am tired of being fed fear. Anyone agree?