I know i have a rather sensitive nature, and I know that there are good people in the world but I am so distraught to read daily news stories like this that I am seriously thinking about not reading them anymore. A part of me feels i have a moral responsibility to be aware of the mindless slaughter taking place on our streets so that I can count my blessings and pray for the souls of the deceased and for their grieving families..but the other part of me is sick of trying to choke back the tears ever time i read about another shortened life, another mother breaking her heart for her deceased child.
If it was my child that was murdered, my country that was suffering famine, would I want people to know what was going on?
And so I watch and I read, but very often i have days and days where I feel my view of the world is tainted and perhaps even distorted by the news, and I actually refrain from keeping up to date with it. Perhaps I am weak, perhaps I am overly sensitive, but I wonder, can I pray for the world without knowing whats going on in the world (many religious do), because every day there are more and more senseless acts of violence and I am becoming more and more despairing of the world.
Is it ever okay to say ‘enough is enough’ and not read/watch the news again? Is it turning a blind eye or is it taking a sensible precaution?
The press are often on the frontline, risking life and limb to bring to the attention of the world the most grievious of human tragedy and disaster….the great charitable endeavours that assist in times of trouble do so because they have their finger on the pulse of the press release….can there really be any justification for turning off the TV and unsubscribing from the internet news service?
And let’s not forget, there’s good news too.
Not much, not enough, but it does exist.
I do believe, that as mad as this might sound, there should be a news channel entirely devoted to reporting
What the hell. I can guarantee the tears roll everytime i watch the news. Every time.
I often feel thoroughly depressed afterwards.
So wouldn’t it be good to know we could tune in and watch a news programme where the good that man was doing, the self sacrifice, the humanitarian work, the simple acts of goodwill that are oft overlooked,were reported on?
Oh, if they could only make a programme like that, maybe i could watch the regular news without saying, “Oh God what is the world coming to!”.
Maybe it would redress the balance?
Maybe there wouldn’t be so much criminality, so much aggression in the world?