- CASEY ANTHONY MURDER CHARGE
- PENN STATE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL
- STEVE JOBS DEATH
How did reading about these events (over and over) make you feel? Were you left happy and encouraged or did you feel angry or sad as a result?
I can tell you what I witnessed.
- Dozens of people posting vulgar rants and opinions regarding Casey Anthony
- Many disgusted by the Penn State scandal and how deplorable it seemed
- Most everyone was saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs
The media is notorious for delivering bad news, so much so that years ago Alfred Hitchcock said “Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.” I guess he felt it could be depressing.
As if television wasn’t bad enough, we also have the Internet. With the world wide web we can be bombarded by an overload of negativity twenty four seven. All the death, injury, wars, famine, and divorce you could ingest. So why do you watch it?
GIGO is an abbreviation for “garbage in, garbage out.” It’s a phrase used in the field of communication technology. It basically means that computers will process the most nonsensical of input (garbage in) and then send the same nonsense out (garbage out).
Do you know any one who hears some bad news and then throughout the day they share it with as many people as they can? Being that the human brain is a super computer then this behavior would make it seem that GIGO applies to the mind as well. And all of that negativity causes you to worry.
Have you noticed that when you come across a heartwarming story like this one that you feel encouraged afterward? That’s putting treasures into your mind. Isn’t that what you should be feeding into your mind every day?
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
Food for Thought
I have heard many people say that if they don’t watch the news they won’t know what’s going on in the world. So what? Do you really you need to know about all of that sorrow, death and destruction? I don’t often watch the news or read the paper but I still learn of the important stuff, like who gets elected president and such.
If you feel you must stay abreast of current events, then choose to filter it. Skip to the news that is pertinent to you and your life and make it a point to avoid the negativity. You’re in control.
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
While we’re on the topic of TV and what it does to your attitude, what do you think watching shows like Jersey Shore and others that depict lying, cheating and dissension does to for your mental “situation?” How does that affect your overall thought process? And to go one step further, what are you allowing your children to watch?
“I’m always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.”
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer