Thursday, September 4, 2014
Take a NEWS diet...
Do you really need to know who was beheaded this week? Or what mass murder happened half way around the world? Or what plane crashed?
Will knowing these things have any effect on your life, other than giving you a negative outlook and losing your faith in humanity? Is this knowledge key to your survival?
The news media makes money by manipulating a primitive part of your brain. It's the part that evolved that makes you want knowledge of danger so you can avoid it and survive. This is the same part of your brain that makes you slow down at an accident and look. News media (or rubbernecking!) will not help your survivability.
Take a NEWS diet. Try it for a week and see how much better you feel. You must control what goes in. Feed your brain negativity and you will think negatively.
Now, I'm not saying you should live with your head in the sand. Trust me, major events will filter down to you, and I still look at the weather forecast, interest rate levels, employment numbers, etc. because these things DO affect me. But do I really have to know that:
California authorities hunt albino cobra in upscale neighborhood!
Unless of course I own some rentals there...