Bad things happen in life and that is inevitable. What is NOT inevitable is how much you allow myself to be exposed to these bad things.
Everywhere you turn there are news stories about the horrible things happening in the world. The fact of the matter is that negative news sells and while human interest stories are great they aren’t the bread and butter of the media.
Don’t believe me?
Watch the nightly news and count the number of bad and depressing stories that are reported and then count the number of positive and uplifting stories you see.
Do the same thing for the newspaper or any news outlet you find on the Internet. In addition, to there being more of these negative and depressing stories they are also the type of stories that lead the evening news, are on the cover of print media and on the homepage of online media.
Many years ago I discovered that I had to take control of the amount of media I exposed myself too. I am a person who internalizes things I hear and struggle with depressive thoughts too easily. I know that if I expose myself to too much media I will become depressed and believe there is very little good in the world.