Take what you need, not what they give you

Do you read newspapers? Or go only online to read the latest news? Do you use pages like Yahoo or MSN if you want to be up to date with what happens in the World? Or do you watch the news? Do you pay for the news, or take only the ones that are free and offered at the subway entrance?

Indeed, there are many possibilities that allow us to stay informed today. But are they filled with good or bad, positive or negative information? Is there too much information, or too little of it?

How many times have you bought a newspaper and realized that it doesn’t really concern you or your close ones? Have you realized that most of the times there is very little news that actually concerns your community? Do you really need to know what happens in Honolulu, before knowing what happens in your Manchester neighborhood?

As Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”

Where do YOU stand on this?

This article comes after a series of “visual” attacks in the press: every morning I pass a newsstand where there are posters with horrible news from around the world; one day I decided to take a free newspaper, just out of curiosity, but was full of all sorts creepy “facts”.

This is neither useful nor helpful information for anyone. Giving people only things to fear about will tear the world apart, because we will all be scared of each other. Bad things exist, but nothing’s perfect!

Here are some articles that also inspired me on this:

http://www.la-croix.com/Actualite/France/Cynthia-Fleury-On-va-liquider-la-pensee-en-s-en-remettant-a-une-machine-2014-03-31-1128823

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26814427

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/21/ukip-posters_n_5185245.html

 

Peace,

INA

 

 

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