Despite my declarations of being media free, I have not been. Between the Facebook announcements people share and the news feed email I get daily, I’ve been inundated with articles. I’ve even been paging through Yahoo news. (Which is actually an oxymoron because half of the things reported as news are anything but news. For instance, the hazards of emoji, a really big boat, and Lindsay Lohan anything is not news.) I’ve also been guilty of scrolling through the trending topics.
But yesterday I cut myself off cold turkey. No email, no twitter, no facebook until after dinner. And then I only went through email to delete the unwanted (newsfeeds were included) and see if, unlike every other day of the week, something important had come through. I spent the day reading an actual book (a really good one!) and relaxing.
Without the news, it was relaxing. I had no idea what was going on in the world. Even at the restaurant for lunch I saw CNN on the television and ignored it.
Today I pretty much avoided the news until Facebook. Then I found two articles that pissed me off and made me grumpy as hell. This is why I need to avoid the news.
See, I’m beginning to understand that I really can’t change things in the world. Because mean and nasty people run the world. Mean and nasty people don’t play fair. Mean and nasty people are winning.
I know, it sounds melodramatic, but it’s true. The media tries to distract us with stories of the Kardashians and Justin Bieber while things like election fraud, corrupt politicians, and personal rights are being dismantled under our noses. It’s not right.
I wish I knew how to fix all of this. But I don’t. Unfortunately, being morally right no longer matters.
I don’t know what to do…