The News Is Depressing!

@suedarr (2382)
Canada
January 26, 2007 9:13am CST
Everyday I listen to the news on the radio and I become more depressed with the state of our planet. If it is not war, it is global warming etc. I stopped watching TV news long ago because the images would occasionally stress me out. Do you think that living in the information age has greatly contributed to people's depression, and stress, reading and seeing all the awfulness going on around our world? Is ignorance sometimes truly bliss?
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@scalpelo (271)
• Bulgaria
26 Jan 07
Change the news :)
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I do believe it cases a lot of the depression and stress. Especially in the older people. My grandma sits in front of the tv and gets so upset over things. It is bad enough for us, but they really have a time with it. It is sad. It would be good to hear something good when you turn on the tv.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
I think for the elderly especially the news can make us feel so very helpless. Cheers!
• United States
26 Jan 07
Ive posted a discussion similar to this in the past, and agree with you completely. I too have stopped watching the news. I think not only is it depressing, but it gives too much information allowing other countries to know our weaknesses. If there was no wars, fire, murder etc. there would be no news I guess. Its sad but true. Good luck.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
Very good point in regards to if these things were not happening there would be no need for the news. Thank you!
@weemam (13377)
27 Jan 07
I don't read the newspaper now as it just depresses me and my hubby watches the news when I sit here with the laptop , but rarely do I lift my head to watch it eather xx
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• India
27 Jan 07
TRUE
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• India
27 Jan 07
yes .. it's true that ignorance is bliss .. But you cannot run away from truth .. and infact you should not .
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@devilboy (1418)
• India
27 Jan 07
Yes that is true... Everytime that you look at news, it is about killings, war, terrorism, kidnapings... It is sad to see the direction in which the world is heading...
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@rubypatson (1842)
• India
27 Jan 07
yes the news is depressing but we need to keep in touch with the worlds happening too, so we cannot altogether avoid news
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• United States
27 Jan 07
When it is surely a fact that u have stay informed about things going on around u, the extent to which the news is detailed on and the graphical details they go into are distressing for sure
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Yes I agree that now a days news are very depressing but maybe we need that for us to know what is really happening around us and for us to avoid those bad things happening to other people.
@sesha1240 (303)
• India
27 Jan 07
well friend you are very sensitive. u could do nothing, its the others(people around the world) who do it. all people have to think about it. dont get panic , hang around with friends and enjoy.
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• Greece
27 Jan 07
well its nice to see and environmentalist here! yuh the new does get rather depresseing . all that you can do is to try and help the planet. being depressed and sitting in a corner and wathcing doesnt help! i too want to save the planet (superman... yeah!!! lol). but hey the internet is wide and huge full of information. just search and join a community with like minded people and then feel happy!
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@ayushi (224)
• India
27 Jan 07
i have already undergone that stage what you are presently going through...even i also stopped watching television because of the same reason..but then later i realized that i was so seperate from all other people ...i started remaining alone...when we watch news its obvious that one can get depressed but the other way is we must all learn from this ..we come to know about this world and moreover we think how we can stop it...later on when we grow up we will be aware about all this and can protect ourselves and our society from all wats happening around.. so dont get depressed and just think how can you stop it
• India
27 Jan 07
it is depend an own either u read paper magzine, or seeing Tv show, tv programms using net. i don't think all r cause of depressing. you choose , which u like thats all nothing more...
• Pakistan
27 Jan 07
yes u r right suedarr :) informational is good but with depression and tense :)
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@nayand (168)
27 Jan 07
Avoiding from the problem wont solve it. In fact you need to watch the news regularly to keep you updated how to improve things. That way you can contribute as little as possible for the improvement of the planet. Remember drops of water only constitutes an ocean.
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@sureshmoe (974)
• India
27 Jan 07
Yes...i accept your views...The attitude tv programs are to get profit and earn more by this...they must not consider the public reaction from the action done by themselves....
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• United States
27 Jan 07
i totally agree
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@wasim989 (2302)
• India
27 Jan 07
Closing your eyes to reality will not going to bring peace and happiness to this world but facing them bravely and trying to eliminate some of the problems will surely make this planet a little good place to live in.
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@alchemistrx (2568)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
True enough. and truth is over berrated.It's true it is depressing at times that we need to stop watching those news for the time being.
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