A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Friday, March 6, 2009

"This is Nightly News, with Mr. Depressing?" by G.

I'm sure you've heard the complaints. The news only focusing on all the bad stuff. Like the Economy being on a downward spiral. In today's weather, a swirling vortex of financial woe has descended on us all and is sucking out our life force like a leech. Yeah, sometimes watching the news makes you want to dig yourself a little bunker and hide with water bottles and multiple cans of Spam. But what exactly do people want? Should the head editor of each newspaper be replaced with a Care Bear? God I hope not. But what would be great is to see some more optimistic news once in awhile.

So when is too much... too much? People want to know what's going on, right? Yeah, the state of the world today isn't a Phillideplhia Cream Cheese commercial or anything like that. And it's not like every news channel or paper is getting on a podium and having heated battles about the end being nigh. I don't think people want news sugarcoated with rainbow sprinkles; they just want to see some positive, heart-warming news once in awhile. And what the heck is wrong with that? Nothing. I know someone would say "Just don't read the news all the time". But I don't want a blindfold over my mind either.

I don't know... while I like being aware of the state of the times, too much bad news makes it harder to find a silver lining on those dark clouds. But I think to be of sound sanity and healthy mind, you can't be bombarded with arrow after barbed arrow. Once in awhile we all need that hopeful piece of reporting that takes our minds off our troubles, if only for that little bit.

1 comment:

Sir said...

Totally right.
Who wouldn't want to know about, let's say, two old enemies becoming friends and helping eachother with their respective cultures rather than destroying eachother?
THAT would give some people the motivation to keep going, that maybe the world's not as rotten as the medias make it (voluntarily or not) appear.
Sure, bad things can be provocative and even "exciting" for some people, but too much is indeed too much.