Why I dont like watching the news and a heart throbs death

@bunnybon7 (39820)
Holiday, Florida
September 15, 2009 1:31am CST
Well, im sitting here thinking I really should see whats going on although I usually get to upset watching news. I turn it on and find out Patrick Swayze died today. what a sweet lovely man he was. You just wonder why the good die sometimes and some of the bad guys live what seems like forever. Stars seem to be dropping like flies this year then next thing I hear is, that lovely sweet girl that was missing at college that was to be married Sunday was found murdered. so im saying to myself now, why did I watch the news? its terrible. sometimes i go days and dont watch. How do you feel about these news items? do you dread watching the news as much as I do?
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@MsTickle (25064)
• Australia
21 Sep 09
Yeah, Patrick Swayze was one of the good guys. Not that I pretend to know him like a lot of people do (why DO people act like they know celebrities personally?) He always came across to me as a genuine and sincere good person. I'm sure he will rest in peace.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Sep 09
i dont know why people do that. i think they watch them and get so wrapped up in them they feel they know them. thanks, Bon
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
17 Sep 09
I guess news channels like to show bad news. They concentrate on the bad news more than the good events. If a celebrity does a small deed then it becomes headline news. I prefer watching quality news channels.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
well my problem is, i usually watch CNN so maybe thats where i go wrong. i hear news from all over the world. guess i should just watch local. it might help.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Hello! My fiance went online and told me of the news on his passing and I was sad. He faught to live and wanted to and never gave up. He even worked on a sitcom show I heard . He was a true sweet man who was not in the light that often he was married to the love of his life for over 30 years That is what I am thinking about his family . I will always remember him from dirty dancing and being that 8 year old kid dancing all over the house and all over the sofa. That truly is a cult classic movie and I wonder if he minded. Its strange because on my myspace page I just had up she is like the wind and he sang that. On to the news it shocks me really and not too often do I watch it , but I know what is going on because my fiance tells me . Last week there was a little boy who wondered out of his house and fell down a septic tank... I didnt know what to make with that
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Sep 09
my point exactly. sometimes we just dont want to hear it even when its true. news sucks these days
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I don't watch the news as much as I used to because they are so selective in their coverage. We don't see the truth, just what they want us to see. They want us demoralized and hopeless so they don't give us anything beyond the depressing. The ACORN scandal is barely covered on the major networks, neither is anything that could be negative to the current administration. It's better for my mood and outlook if I avoid the news! I still try to get some truth every day, though. I'm sorry to lose Swayze. I remember watching his dad on Wild Kingdom when I was a child, I think that was his dad. Patrick was very talented and a wonderful person from what I hear.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Sep 09
oh i didnt know that was his dad. yes everyone that knew him said he was just as nice as he was good looking and i thought he was sooooo! good looking.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I feel as u do Bon, all u see is bad news & the saddest things ever, I do watch the news , i do like to know what is going on but most of the time it's bad. I know there has to be some good things happening , i guess they just don't talk about them. Have a great day.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 09
yes once in a great while they will report good news.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I gave up on watching the news back in 2000. I got so tired of the news being so bad and depressing. Not only is it the factor of hearing about public figures dieing, but also the murders, rapes, thefts, fires, and so much more. I found that I was getting so depressed that I wasn't able to function well. I still get some news, but not the inundation that I had previously when my Mom would watch the news every day and night. I keep hoping that the newscasters will have a corner for "GOOD" news so everything isn't so dreary! But, apparently bad news sells...
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 09
yes on some days when we are already on the verge of depression its just best not to watch.
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@celticeagle (122746)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Sep 09
yes, why do the good die and young too. He was something. I hope his wife is with loved ones and doing okay. She has been so strong and was able to be with him and know the end was coming. Sad, but luckier than some.
@celticeagle (122746)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Sep 09
Almost forgot the question. I don't watch the news very often. I don't care for the feeling it gives me. The Notebook is just ending. We should all be that lucky.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
oh yes. that was a beautiful story, the notebook. i had it like that with my late hubby also. he was my soul mate.
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@celticeagle (122746)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Sep 09
But you didn't go at the same time. You are met still to do something on this Earth. Make him proud!
• United States
16 Sep 09
I am a major Swayze fan and was so hopeful that he would recover. I lost my grandfather to pancreatic cancer last year so I know how horrible it is. I quit watching the news and turn off the radio when news comes on. I have even asked all my family to quit telling me the news unless it is something good. I have nine family members in the military and just cannot watch it anymore. I stressed myself so bad when I had all nine deployed at the same time.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
this is so sad. and i cant imagine how hard it must be hearing news about that.
• United States
21 Sep 09
It is really hard because then you are a nervous wreck waiting for more news. I rarely turn the t.v. on unless it is for the kids. The only ones deployed now are my husband and one of my brothers. Two of my cousins will be leaving when they are coming back. I don't see how my parents and in-laws can watch it. I guess maybe they are just more accustomed to it. I completely understand and respect anyone that can not watch the news.
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Hello my friend This is really sad, I have been online all day and this is the first I heard of this, me and my mother was talking about him last week I thought he was doing well, wow I have to read what happened I don't understand how I did not know this,thank you for this discussion guess I would have found out eventually but gosh,thanks again.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
im running really late with most my responses. thank you for responding. by now i guess you've seen all the specials about this special man.
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Hello my friend Yes this is really sad, I forgot you were the one who made me aware of this,its really sad, I always thought he was going to beat this him like many others will be remembered forever. Thanks again.
@jdyrj777 (6549)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I have mentioned to people how the celerbity are dropping like flies. Very strange. What is up with that? For at least since Katrina the weather everywhere is all wacky. It sure looks like the end times discribed in the Bible to me.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 09
but how would that pertain to Bible predictions? i mean not all stars are concidered of good class that would be taken first? like in revelations.
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@jdyrj777 (6549)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Just all the world events going on.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I agree bunnybon, it seems more bad has been going on than good which has me thinking quite a bit about the end of time being near and I'm wondering how near is it because God is taking home a lot of good people and leaving the bad and might be after the rest of us sooner than we think. All I hope for is that He takes my animals first so they won't be homeless when I leave this world. But yes, the news does show more of the morbid side of things rather than the good things and I haven't watched it as much as I used to. I used to watch it to get the updates on what's going on in my area and world but now it's really gotten too depressing.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Sep 09
yes thats why i used to watch. now im thinking, is it just me or are things getting worse every where?
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yeah, it can be depressing watching the news, I was upset about hearing Patrick Swayze too, I really liked him alot, don't know how many times I've watched his movies. I usually watch the news for my local weather, the rest of it is so depressing sometimes.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
yes he was a lovely man. its been pointed out to me that i should probably just watch local news sometimes.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I watch the news twice a day 7 days a week. Yes some of the news is very depressing but they do have some good news. While I am very sad when I heard about someone being murdered or missing without the news we would not know what was going on around us and if someone knows about these terrible things that has happen hopeful by the news reporting it they will call and inform the police. I have seen were people setup events to earn money to give to different charities. You can also see the results of school sports if you have children or friends in shcool. I also like to know what the weather will be the next day.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
yes at times the weather is good to know but even they mess that up a lot. especially here where they've been predicting rain for several days and still none. whats that about? or it ends up pouring on one end of phoenix, but not a drop at the other. this must be a very hard area for weather prediction
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
16 Sep 09
Stop watching news. But if you close your eyes will every thing be dark? Bad or good you can't stop anything. Take every thing easy.Accept the rule of nature.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
sometimes i just stop for a few days, cant help it.
@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Sep 09
hi bunnybon7 I have quit reading the paper as my roomie always reads me all the headlines and most are mind numbing and heart breaking. I sometimes check on the net but go for a long time without doing much as this horrid economy has broken my heart once so no more, I am mendingt to be happy day by day and hope to God myson get a job.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
i really can see your point Hatley. i sure hope he gets a job soon also. thats another sad thing about news. they really never say things ARE better. just that they are getting better?
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
15 Sep 09
We have flare ups of political violence in ghetto areas and sometimes I do not watch our local news for several months. I hate it when the elections start coming the place goes crazy. I did watch the news on the real sweet lady and feel so sorry for her. Patrick Swayze was one of my favourite stars. May they both rest in peace.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
i hope they will rest in peace also. it helps that swayze was obviously religious and the Le girl is getting justice now that they found her killer.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 09
It's always doom and gloom isn't it, you just can't see to escape it, that is why I also try to avoid reading newspapers and watching the news, trouble is good news doesn't sell, imagine having a newspaper full of happiness, it wouldn't sell. Same with news reports on the television, how many times have you tuned in to the news to find good news stories? No, people don't want to watch it. Sad to say, we thrive on heart wrenching stories and negativity because it comes too often. I hardly ever watch the news for these reasons, I still find out through Mylot ironically but I have enough problems in my own life without adding to them.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Sep 09
yes mylot is usually a good source for most news whether you want it or not
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I don't always watch the news and this was a day that I did not. I knew that Patrick Swayze was sick but this is the first I've heard of his passing. That's too bad. He was a very talented actor and musician.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Sep 09
and a very nice, good looking man.
@JenInTN (27548)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yes my friend. Sometimes I hate watching the news. There are also times when I have to take a break from the bad news. I may go a week without watching it. Sometimes I just can't take any more bad news.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 09
yep. exactly how i feel.
@Faye88 (1009)
• Singapore
15 Sep 09
Most news are sad.But if not for the new we will not know what is happening around us locally and world widely.We got no choice not to watch the news even we do hate heartbreaking events .
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 09
well i do choose tho some days to just not tune in.