News is bad for you: let's make it a challenge not to read anymore!

Dimitris (@cubilone) 9 years, 4 months ago

I just read this on guardian.co.uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli I read the news from several different feeds everyday. I’m never satisfied, always find myself clicking and reclicking, mostly out of boredom, and I get depressed reading it. Maybe I’m very easily influenced, but I agree with everything that article is saying.

Isn’t this in the same category as other habits that we are trying to get over from here on this site? Maybe we should make a 30 or 90 day No News challenge, see what we’re made of and the effects of not getting in touch with the consensual hallucination has on our selves. I imagine something like No Masturbation, which for me personally was very beneficial. What do you think?

April 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm
Tim (131) (@ceaseandassist) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Getting your information from strictly one source is bad. But getting it from many different sources necessarily isn’t. I think it’s better to stay updated on what’s going on in the world. Whether you like it or not, you’re part of it. Yes, I agree with some of the points in the article but like anything else, it must be taken with healthy skepticism. It can either make you depressed (which I hope not) or inspire you to make some changes. Either way, I don’t think it’s a good idea to cut out news altogether just because it has you feeling a certain way. There’s plenty of sources to get information and news from.

i.e. If you limit yourself to things like Fox news, you’re gonna have a bad time.

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