Style v substance
You can only read so much scary, bad, unbelievably crazy news…. What the hell just happened to the world? I have no idea what to say or think. Or do…
It reminds me of this article: News is bad for you. In particular this idea:
News stories are overwhelmingly about things you cannot influence. The daily repetition of news about things we can’t act upon makes us passive. It grinds us down until we adopt a worldview that is pessimistic, desensitised, sarcastic and fatalistic. The scientific term is “learned helplessness”.
The list includes some of my favourites:
I don’t know. It feels kind of weird to focus on this stuff at such a time. But is there any value in focusing on things I can do nothing about?