I have made it a practise in the last year or so too not listen to the evening news and to be careful as to what I read online as I have found that on the whole the information that is available is fear based in content.
Fear and mayhem rule the airways and the print media and I decided that I do not need to have that input added into my mindset. It is very easy for me to cross over into telling myself that this will happen or that will happen because of something I have been told or seen or believe and I know that for me to stay in a even emotional mindset I need to limit my exposure. Until you become aware of the endless stream of background hyped up information that is always negative being pushed at you, YOU then have a choice.
Awareness is key. Turning yourself to ON and not letting what we think is passive information feed into our conscious and subconscious minds. How often do you find that you are carrying anger or frustration and in reality it has no relationship to you or your life? WE are sponges and absorb everything we hear or read. It may take us time to feel or understand that info as it can trickle down days or even weeks after we are subjected to it and may come out as a unsubstantiated new belief or emotion that if we don't pay attention to and delete or modify will grow stronger if left unchecked. To go to the extreme I think it is a form of mind control. I think that if we are under a shadow of fear - fear of violence - fear of survival - fear of having a job etc. etc. etc. we then do not have a mind that sees with clarity the bigger or real picture of YOUR LIFE.
Today check out all of the sources of information you are subjected to and then ask yourself is this info truthful or just sensational, is it positive and do I need to be bombarded with it 24/7
Years ago news came in limited places and was only available at certain times. Today we have news stories available all the time and these networks all compete for ratings and become more flamboyant to get these ratings. Truth is a fine line and journalistic unbiased input seems old school. It is all about personalities and air time.
This is your life and your choice on how you wish to be influenced on a seemly passive level all I ask is that you become aware of what this so called endless stream of passive energy is really doing to you.
Just a thought
Have a vibrant day one and all