Turn off the News

I was tempted to call this article “Turn off your TV”, and that is true for most of today’s programming. But the news is one type of program that you should definitely stay away from. 

News programs are overwhelmingly negative. Watching this stuff is bound to bum you out. 

So, don’t. 

I’m serious. You have no obligation to subject yourself to this wave of negativity. If you really want to know what’s going on in the world, there are other ways to get this information without bias, negative spin or sensationalism. 

You becoming yet another person lamenting the status quo is going to help no one. 

The only way to make the world a better place, starts with an attitude of positivity. This means not looking at the problem, but looking at the solution. 

Think of the most revered people in human history. Like Martin Luther King. 

What is he known for? Complaining? No. 

He is remembered for his greatest speech: I have a dream. 

It was his vision of a better future for his people. 

He focused on the solution.

And it worked.