I’m Giving it Up
I’ve made a decision that for two weeks I’m going to stay away from information that I can’t do anything about and that stays in my mind and haunts me.
Every morning, I get up and read the New York Times online. Depending on the day, I might spend thirty minutes going through the paper, picking out articles that are interesting and then another thirty minutes checking email. My next brush with reality is usually around 5:00 or 6:00 when I watch the local news, and then national news. A lot of what I read and hear is horrific and it stays with me all day. I want to change that.
Like most adults, I want to be informed about what is happening in the world; but it seems that over the last decade, nothing makes it to the front page unless it’s war, violence or hatred. I’m not going to stick my head in the mud and pretend it isn’t happening, but I’m no longer going to let it lead my thoughts throughout day.
New York Times Photo from Syria
So for the next two weeks I’m not going to watch the news or read the paper.
The best part of this is that I’ll miss the rest of the Republican mess that seems to be everywhere. By the time I drop back in, it might be settled and I won’t have to hear any more lies.
I’ll keep you posted about how it’s going and maybe I’ll come back with some new insights about the good things that are happening in the world.
Have a good week and we’ll talk soon.