“Health scare”, “Deliver us from evil”, “City of death”, “Gun crazy country”, “22 more die in Syria, UN calls for ceasefire”, “Bullets hit two at Queens jiggle joint”, “Tourist at Met had measles” and “Bloody bid for freedom” were some of the stories in just one Sunday newspaper. Hey look, politicians, pundits, and journalists use fear mongering to draw attention to issues, often justified as informing the public, when in reality is just a whole bunch of bullshit. You have to understand that there’s a fine line between creating an informed citizenry and creating a fearful citizenry and that is exactly what they use to get our attention… fear. The reality of it all is, that we are not seeing the end of the world as we know it, it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk.
The reason why I have cut down on the amount of news that I consume is, that everything that they report is negative and throughout the years, I have realized that it has been affecting my mood… specially in the morning. My shrink told me once, that I could read or watch the news, but not to overdose on it, which is what I have tried to do for a while. But to be honest with you, sometimes I forget, specially when I finish my work early and I don’t have nothing to do at work. Right now, I just bought a book tittle “The culture of fear: Why Americans are afraid of the wrong things”. You see, when I don’t drink alcohol, I love to read, plus reading keeps my mind busy and away from the news. I just hope that the book is interesting enough, to keep me busy for a couple of weeks.
With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!