I have noticed that some people are news addicts and others are anti-news addicts (avoiding the news like the plague). I am the latter.
I never watch the news. To me, it’s simply a compilation of the most shocking, horrific stuff the producers can compile. Anything to keep my attention. Anything to have me glued to the TV. Anything to make money.
Shock Yields Fear
I noticed, in an informal survey, the distinct life perceptions of my news addict and anti-news addict friends. The news addicts where biased toward fear. That we must be cautious. That the world is unfriendly and dangerous. The anti-news addicts on the other hand were biased toward positivity. That we must take risk. That the world is friendly and inviting.
We become a reflection of what we surround ourselves with. And we surround ourselves with what we are. Choose to surround yourself with what you want to become. In due time, you will become it. A mirror image, in fact.