Things aren’t getting better. We all know this. Republicans have taken over the Senate, and starting in January, they will try to impose their views on the rest of the country at the bidding of their owners, the 1%. The environment is worse. The economy is only better for a select few; the rest of us haven’t seen a raise in decades. Gas prices may be down, but everything else is still going up.
Yup, the world sucks, and every morning when I get up, I immerse myself in the news, catching up on watch I miss while I slept. The stuff I read makes me sick most of the time, yet I can’t look away. It’s the car wreck you feel compelled to look at as you drive by.
I’m a news addict.
There! I admitted it. And now I’m going to do something about it. To that end, I am taking a break from G+, my main source for this stuff. The horrible state of the world is causing me psychological and emotional harm. I can’t read anymore about the cops killing someone unarmed. I can’t read anymore how the extreme religious nuts in this country want to hang me and other LGBT+ people in a tree, set us on fire, and roast marshmallows. I don’t wanna hear about the child abusers, the pet puninshers, the perverts who cause pain to others.
I can’t take it anymore! It’s too much BAD. It’s too much AWFUL.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook know I post a lot of news stories. No more! I’m stopping that. While I think it’s important to be informed, when that information causes me grief, I gotta turn away. I’ll be uncircling my favorite news feeds on G+ to avoid seeing any headlines.
If something happens “out there” I need to know about, someone will let me know. In the meantime, I willingly embrace “news ignorance” to regain mental balance and good health. Look forward to seeing more cute cat photos and other lighthearted pics. I need a break!
Spotted this turtle kicking back on the rocks while Suki and I were walking the other day. The stones under the water almost look like cloud reflections.
Have a great weekend! I hope to do some writing, and I certainly plan to do a little reading.