T.The news media want to mess with our thoughts. Politically left or right, their mission is to stir up anger while they hook the mark. And they expect us to maintain anger by sharing it with others. I was angry about the game. You may also want to stop …
What got me into it, however, was how the news media took advantage of the anger present that was not at all related to their agenda.
Check out our friend above. He looks relaxed and left together. But you can see it rolling earlier when he checked into one of his news sources.
Maybe it is the same for you: the then and now certainly applies to this side of the fence. I started here in the US a few months before the 2016 election and I was absolutely thrilled with the news game. You have me – hook, line and sinker.
Well, I stopped not that long ago. And what a positive difference it has made in my life.
Let’s talk about this disturbing phenomenon …
How the news controls us
I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about how I was controlled by the news game – the media. Fortunately, I was able to find some answers. But as with any “addiction”, if you like, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on while I was “using”. The fact is, I knew how miserable I was, but wasn’t motivated enough to stop.
Without a doubt, anger was the single most important factor to do with the catch. And as I said, the mission of the news media is to stir up anger. So I was a sitting duck.
Now there are two aspects to anger involvement. The news media are experts at creating new anger. So let’s say someone was lucky enough to be completely angry. Well, they won’t be long.
What got me into it, however, was how the news media took advantage of the anger present that was not at all related to their agenda. We speak of “stuffed” anger that longs to be released. So it comes out. The problem, however, is that it is misdirected – far from the target. And the transmission can be done quietly and quickly.
That happened to me. The anger I had inside of me that had nothing to do with the news would spread. And it really took its toll. Heck, how should I identify and resolve it if it was directed to the wrong source?
The other main problem I would like you to address is boredom. Always remember that even when we are busy, boredom can be big.
For example, I would sit in my car there and have lunch. Of course, I would immediately grab my phone, open the Facebook app, and head over to the news sources that I knew would piss me off the most.
For me, the phone was a perfect fit as it occupied my hands and fingers as well as my mind. I mean, I found knocking away incredibly enjoyable and comforting. What else should I do – listen to music, write, meditate? God forbid.
But let me be clear, the news game went way beyond just reading and checking off. No, there were comments to be left – new ones and answers to what others had to say. And then there were answers to their answers.
It was all just sick. And you know what? If any of the media actors could see what I’m doing they would have loved it. I began to get annoyed about what helped bring the game to an end.
Why should we do this to ourselves?
If you are reading this article about inspire4u, you are likely to have a mood or anxiety disorder. And if so, why should any of us play the news game?
I’m sure by now you know that frustration, anger, stress, anger, etc. will cause problems. And you probably know that tricky behavior, like playing the commentary portion of the game, is a sign that something is deep inside. And if you want to go the path of addiction, we are a breeze for you.
Look, those of us who try our best to manage a mood or anxiety disorder are not wired for the news game. As simple as that.
Why should we do this to ourselves?
Since quitting the game, I’ve found my life has changed a lot. Sure, I feel more comfortable and at peace, but it’s more than that. Since I don’t spend as much time playing, I find other – more productive and fulfilling – things to do. And I can focus on personal issues like anger and boredom and work towards a solution.
However, when I grab my phone to immerse myself in something of value, it is damn tempting to get silly – especially when I’m using Facebook. But that’s why I got so many likes and followers.
Do you need to quit the News game?
For all I know, you might be like, “What the hell is this guy talking about?” Yes, but many of you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you are one of them, maybe it is time to quit the News game. It really is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Don’t let the “News” media confuse you. You are better than that
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