In this age of information we can learn anything and everything in record time. News from other parts of the world is readily at our finger tips. Yet any news we read is often about death and destruction. I have stopped listening to or reading the news. And you know what, I’m more optimistic and informed at my own pace.
In America there are only 6 corporations that own almost every facet of the media, for the rest of the world it’s not much better. Which means what is shared with the public can be a tiny spectrum of truth. I have a hunch that sad people without hope are much more quiet then the happy, hopeful folks.
To start feeling that more hopeful I recommend the following sites:
- Happy News – This site has news stories, videos, ideas for a happier lifestyle and products. One of the products they are recommending is a book titled: Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer. Nothing about the how the newest mascara will help you bag a husband.
- Good News Network – Filled with uplifting stories to help improve your view of humanity. One was recently posted about a man who spent $20,000 of his own money to pay off the Christmas presents of strangers.
- Gimundo – News stories, their best picks from the web and cute videos there’s lots to make you smile. Below is a video they posted which is a personal favourite of mine.
If you do feel like getting your news, uplifting or not I would recommend checking out Democracy Now. Independently funded there is less of a chance of having news that is slated or overtly biased. At the end of the day when you read anything, do your own research and be sure to form your own opinion. Far too many people just believe what they’re being told and where’s the fun in that?
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers