*This is going to be yet another post tackling the epidemic of negativity in society. So if you are dead set in your pessimistic ways please feel free to click out.*
Now that we all are in agreance…. I can start pooping rainbows and vomiting sunshine. (Like all people who try to enjoy a positive lifestyle do)
Today… I was on the way home from the lake, I decided to check Facebook (strange, I know), and I clicked on news article (also unusual) about a boat that had capsized. As a person who frequently goes boat riding: I’m always interested in how to preserve my boat’s upright position, as well as how to prevent death. However, that’s not what I got out of the news report. I remembered, after watching that short three minute segment, why I hate the news.
As a member of the “technically inclined generation,” I am not a regular news watcher. Anything that is current or pressing I usually learn about on my twitter feed. However, if I didn’t know how to tweet, twit, or twittle, I still would refuse to spend my time endulging in a shaded display of our world.
THE NEWS IS SO DEPRESSING. Some may say it’s because “our world is going to hell” or “society is screwed up”, but I disagree. All the news focuses on is the negative. We only see things from a negative point of veiw, because that is how it is displayed to us.
[This is not an actual quote of a news report, but it very well could be.]
“TWO PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE POLICE AND RECOVERY TEAM RECOVERED FOUR BODIES. THEY ARE STABLE AT HOSPITALS NEAR BY. TWO PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE RECOVERY TEAM GOT THERE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND DID ALL THEY COULD. IT IS CONFIRMED TWO PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD AT THE SCENE.”
How many people died? Hold on. Can you please say it one more time? I didn’t hear you. Wait people died?
I’m not trying to be inconsiderate or demeaning towards someone else’s life. (I cried for two weeks when that whole Die With Dignity campaign went on with the girl who moved from California to Oregon. Trust me I value everyone’s life.) I think that we definitely need to mourn those who die in our community, but our main focus should be on the living.
*here comes the whole vomiting sunshine and pooping rainbows thing I was talking about earlier*
Miracles happen every single day, and should not be downplayed because the horrific and over exaggerated stories “sell”. Good deeds are often overtaken by a fisherman’s perspective of an unfortunate event. We are humans we all have accidents and make mistakes, but we do wonderful things as well. We need to learn to focus more on our triumphs as a society rather than our failures.
So if you ever find yourself watching the news please don’t fall into the trap of negativity the news industry forces upon it’s viewers. Try to look at the good that is being shaded. See that people are honestly trying their best to make our world a better place, and don’t blame them when they fall short. Then run to the bathroom, because you are officially about to start pooping rainbows and vomiting sunshine.