All we seem to talk about in the news is gloom and doom, what about good news

@Hatley (164471)
Garden Grove, California
June 18, 2008 2:34pm CST
am I the only one who thinks listening to the daily news is the most depressing thing you could do? What happened to good news, to positive thinking? Is moaning about the costof oil and gas, and food ad nauseam going to make things any better? Your input please?
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@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
Stop and smell the roses, that's what we need especially this time. You're right, we don't have to moan and whine over this crisis we are facing today. There is so much more to enjoy but we just get blinded with the one on the surface. My sunflower are starting to bloom and I'm excited about it. Lidl and Tesco are offering some cutback on their prices and that's a good news. It's summer time so it's nice and warm inside and outside this time.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
24 Jun 08
It's easy tosay stop and smell the roses. And I like seeing things that make me happy, my puppies playing, my sheep romping in the pasture, my tomato plants growing. But that being said, I lost my job last week. Yeah, there is a lot of doom and gloom and uncertain times ahead for me. So it's easy to say that I should see the bright side of things, but I also need to RECOGNIZE the dangers in this current economy and take steps now, before it's too late, to protect myself, my family and my farm.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jun 08
hi jemina and cassedy yes there are times when we have to face our problems like being out of work, and all I can say is keep looking, and keep smiling as a confident smile often attracts the interviewer as much as your resume might, and anything that helps one get a good job is worth practicing.
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@Jemina (5783)
3 Jul 08
I think it helps to stay positive and remain calm and strong during this times but it might be easier said than done. However, when it comes to facing job interviews I believe it's really important to look poised and confident.
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
3 Jul 08
I think it all the other way, news listening and watching on say TV is much less stressing-you could even close your eyes and still listen to the news-but reading and flipping about magazines and news papers can really be stressful!
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
3 Jul 08
This was a mispost, am sorry-it did not accurated come out as a meanigful response!
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 08
academic2 i agree sometimes the newspapers can really 'stress me out.
@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jun 08
Hi Hatley, I agree the world news is full of doom and gloom. I am a positive thinker and also believe in the power of prayer and the good news I received today was that the chemo and rad treatment for my fathers cancer has worked. Yippee at last after months of worry. Ellie :D
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun 08
ellie I am so glad for you . it just proves that prayers and positive thinking really can work. thats really fantastic news.
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@ellie333 (21029)
1 Jul 08
Aaaawww bless Hatley, Thank you so much for the best response. Ellie :D
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• United States
18 Jun 08
Everytime my boyfriend and I watch the news we laugh. Do monkeys with typewriters write the news? Some of the things they say are so brainless......
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 08
nuclearRabbit I love it, I will have to tell my son this' one, maybe monkeys with typewriters do write the newslol and' again lol.
• United States
18 Jun 08
It's kinda funny, though, they did a poll on the news about what price gas would have to go to in order for people to start using public transportation, unsuprisingly a large number of people said they they would never use public transportation, which makes sense, because there IS NO convienant public transportation in my area. It's about 10 miles away and goes in the opposite direction of the city. HELLO!
@youless (94251)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 08
I think it's better for us to think out the positive side for the bad news. The bad news is I may have an operation by the end of this month. Finally after the operation, I will have enough time to sleep or read in bed in the hospital. I bought various of books and it's time to read them. I love China
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 08
hi youless now thats a postive outlook for surgery and'all should go really well. you will get some time off.lol.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
3 Jul 08
No News is Good News, so the saying goes-bad news travels faster, goes yet another one, the media survive on bad news-that i the area they sell and profit infor, so as long as you live, dont expect a breaking good news so often
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 08
right dont think I have ever heard breaking good news.lol
• United States
1 Jul 08
The news does get redundant after awhile. They should really find a new vein. I think this one is all dried up. Ready to hear about something else!
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 08
I agree beautyqueen they do really get redunant.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I hate the news, Hatley. I used to have CNN.com as my homepage and I changed it becasue I was tired of all the doom and gloom. There is a website that reports only happy news. Here's the link: http://www.happynews.com/
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jun 08
happynews that is a great idea. I know we have to know whats going on but moaning and groaning about everything does not 'help one bit.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
24 Jun 08
It is said that we attract what we think about so that means doom and gloom. I try not to take any notice of the news because I'm invariably saddened or disgusted...who needs that? Instead, I choose to be open to receive the abundance of wonderment and good fortune that life can provide. Try not to think about the bad and sad. Concentrate on finding and seeing the good. It is there. Like you, I would rather hear good news. I often wonder why we focus more on the unpleasantries of life. Brightest blessings dear lady.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jun 08
hi mstickle me too, I like to think positive and work around the bad stuff as I have learned not to sweat the 'small stuff and most is small stuff.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
19 Jun 08
I totally agree with you - in our house we very rarely watch the news. Who wants to be depressed with all the bad news in the world everyday!
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun 08
me too I dont like to feel depressed every day. I cannot' change the bad news so why fret about it?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I agree and most of the time after checking the weather I will just turn of the Tv since I feel like I am having a heavy heart knowing all the sad events happening around.I hope they will find something that is very light and happy events!
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 08
I listen of course but not so much anymore. I have enough on my plate with the shingles, do not need 'to stress out about rising prices. I am coping and I will cope, smile be happy.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I have to agree with you that the news is so very depressing and there tends to be more bad news than good news. I do recall a while back that someone posted a discussion link to a site that only post good news, though I can't recall what the name of he site was called.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Jun 08
No we don't say any good news so nothing gloomy from me and today..I played with my youngest grandson and enjoyed it very much..he's such a sweetie and 8 1/2 months..not really news but i love talking about them grandkids!!!
• United States
18 Jun 08
Hatley I am so with you on this one. I normally catch the news for the weather once a day or even some days not at all.. I am ashamed to say this but I get more news stories from the posts here in mylot than I do news programs. I hear or should I say read about it first here....
@bunnybon7 (37645)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Jun 08
sometimes i watch some of it then if it gets to much, i just turn on something more up beat. most times Oprah has something up beat or inspiring.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
as you know my dear hatley i have four children and i am a single mom. i no longer watch the news. it just adds up to my domestic problems lol. i just want to watch funny things or things that will inspire me rather than add up on what is on my mind already.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
I can't remember the last time I ever watched a news program on purpose. Most news I could hear are depressing. People killing people, price hikes, disasters, crimes of any sort. I just happen to glance at news items in yahoo page whenever I pull up my account and it has to be only the side lights. Most of the time, I read the lead paragraph and I seldom read the entire article.