The News Is On, But I’m Not Watching It…

by Joseph Ratliff

“You gotta know what’s going on man…”

Me:  Ummm, not unless I can do anything about it.

Wow, lots of negativity going on in the world eh?  Or is there?

Is there really lots of negative things going on?  Or does the media just point us and our attention to those negative things?

Think about that for a minute.

We live in a huge country, part of a huge world, so don’t you think there’s something negative going on every day?

Then why do you need to watch the news to be reminded of that?

Can you actually do anything about that tragedy over in China (unless you live there)?  Can you really stop the leak that BP caused which seems to be getting all the attention lately?

And an even bigger thought…

What if everyone focused only on the sphere of influence that they could have an impact on?

  • Write your legislators, repeatedly, about those laws you don’t believe in (yes, I mean actually do something about this stuff).
  • Write the President, repeatedly.
  • Form a group that attacks or protests these problems, or join one.
  • And on, and on, and on…but the point is, do something within your spere of control or influence.

And, quit watching the news.  It’s just too focused on what sells, negative information…which only leads to negative “drone-like” mindsets…which lead to boxing you in to a life that is very unsatisfying.

I know, I was there.

Folks, we’re only on this Earth for an average of 70 or so trips around the Sun…let’s make the most of it…not the least of it ok?

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