Why I don’t pay attention to the news media

This article just arrived in my inbox and boy, do I agree with it. I haven't watched any news since the turn of the century and tell my husband that I am not interested in watching bad news and propaganda.
Quote from the article:

"News media have become a competitive blood sport for our attention,” I said. “Their focus is on finding the half-dozen most violent, tragic, scandalous and ugly things that happened in a day and parade them morning and night. Their goal is to trigger our fear, worry, threat and distress responses so we keep tuning in."

“This barrage of negative input devastates our productive potential and creative capacity. What we see and hear is what we think about. Our thoughts become our expectations. Expectation leads to manifestation. It’s a dangerous and damaging downward spiral.”
Sadly positive news is much less attractive than scandalous news. People have been turned in to "sheople" and follow blindly what they see on the TV. If the experts on television say it is so, it must be so. If enough people believe the lie, it becomes the truth and then there is that sentence that just drives me crazy: "as everybody knows". What an bunch of baloney. It is an excuse to not to have to inform yourself about what's really going on in your world.

I haven't had the time to read the book: "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy yet, but have put it on my to do list.

Make up your own mind and read the whole article and then let me know in the comments what you think.

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