I don't watch or read the news.
Another list of tragedies distanced from me by geography/circumstance
and numerous other things beyond our control.
People always say 'I want to stay informed' but I'm not sure WHY anyone
wants to stay informed of so much ugliness that we all know is happening
even if we don't watch the details. Either you're a sociopath who moves on
afterwards because it doesn't affect you, or it DOES affect you because
you're not a sociopath and you're tormenting yourself about things
you can do nothing about. If there IS something you can do and you don't
then do it, then we're back to sociopath. I don't kid myself that I can do
something, nor do I kid myself that I would if I could. Horrible events are
unraveling as we speak and it seems awfully warped to want to watch
just how horrible it is. If it doesn't depress you then there's something
wrong with you, and if it does depress you, then how is that healthy?
I keep in contact on the most intimate of levels with people
I can actually have some sort of influence on.
Theirs is NEWS enough for me.