I Don't Watch the News

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 120 People

    It's Too Depressing and Scary

    I heard this guy on television talking about how he doesn't watch the news and he recommends that others don't either because all they do is try to scare people into believing that they are in more danger than they really are. He was some sort of risk assessment guy and he wrote...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    1 Response Sep 26, 2008

    I Lost My Faith.

    I used to belong to a Methodist youth group when I was a teenager called the MAYC. I was fourteen, very gullible and very naive. As a group of young Christians, we were always organising some sort of protest or Charity event and I really believed that it was possible to change...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    Well- No

    Sometimes, when I'm feeling brave i will watch one of the spoof news channels.  The sad thing is that even the funny news show cant make the future look less than frightening these days. I don't watch the news because it makes me depressed, or anxious.  If i really...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2008

    Never watch the news Ok maybe sometimes But

    not always and I read papers but to watch on some news Maybe I should change that, I'm bored anyway... But idk before I watched and than scares me to go out and socialize with people
    hunlove hunlove
    36-40, F
    May 26, 2015

    Sometimes Black and White

    easier to believe there are good guys and bad guys harder to feel we are all both decpending inside what we nurture that moment me too i start feeling like i am a good one or a bad one it's all the same we are all not value laden i need to stop judgimg myself and ovthers...
    Segaaa Segaaa
    51-55, T
    Sep 27, 2008

    Too Much Stuff That Really ...

    Too much stuff that really doesn't relate to me.  The news has been a depressing thing, occassionally I'll glance at the newspaper headlines, but that's about it.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    41-45, F
    Sep 19, 2008

    And I'm quite fine that way!

    Not that I don't care, I mean, I care if a person is suffering, I care if some lion gets killed, but CAN I DO SOMETHING? Everybody is outraged 24/7, it's as if they seemed to enjoy to be stressed and outraged, I can read some specifical news from time to time but actually I do...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 14

    These Days...

      ... I get nearly all of my news fix online.  I consider it essential to keep up with what is going on and the internet has become a most useful tool to connect with the world. I also pick up a newspaper once or twice a week.  Not...
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    I Don't Watch the News

    i read the news. reading the news is so much better because you skip to what you actually want to hear about instead of having to sit through a bunch of other stuff first. not to mention commercials. and i read the news on the internet instead of on paper, because ...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Maybe I Should, But...

    I should probably watch the news more.  I mean, every once in a while, it can be helpful (e.g., if there's a local criminal on the loose that you could possibly spot, or simply for the sake of conversation).  It hardly seems worth it to me though.  It just seems depressing to...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Nov 9, 2011

    Popular Truth

    I just don't need any one view on the world. I have tried to find an unbiased service to no avail. If I hear "terrorist" or "economic crisis" or "fair election" again, my head will explode.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2008
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