Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bad news? Wotcha gonna do?

When you turn on the evening news on your television, are you hoping for some positive stories?  Do you want to hear about the good things in the world?  Fires, murders, car crashes, military uprisings, slowed-down economies - the list of bad news can go on and on.  What are we going to do?
Some studies show that bad news outweighs good news by as much as seventeen negative news reports for every one good news report during a typical tv newscast.  Sometimes in is worse. 
Well one answer to the problem is to work on doing good.  Let's make our cars and trains and airplanes safer to cut down on crashes.  Fire prevention is always a good thing of course, and with no big fires there is one more piece of bad news gone.  We can do the same thing to get rid of crime.  Some of these measures take time - which is not to say we should give up, but perhaps we should employ a few other things as well.
If we don't like what our tv stations report, perhaps we should tell them.  Call or write to your news directors and ask them to spend time covering good things, the positive items that all too frequently get ignored.  I'm not suggesting for a minute that bad news should be ignored, but it shouldn't be all.
Of course there is one more thing - we have told you about it here over and over and never tire of it because what they do is good news.  I'm talking about Go Inspire Go.  Visit their website.  Take a look at their uplifting videos.  When the bad news gets you down, Go Inspire Go just might be the ticket!

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