Friday, 24 September 2010

I don't know....


I follow the news. A lot. And maybe it's bad for my health.

Let me explain: There is not one day that I check the local (Belgian) newssites in the morning, the local newspapers or hear the local news on the radio that I 'm not struck by the idea that something is going terribly wrong in our society.

Am I the only one to have this gut feeling?

Lately, I am following the formation negotiations for the Belgian federal government. The amount of crap generated by politicians (of ANY political wing), commentors, journalists,... is overwhelming. Mostly, messages are drifting on emotions created by those speakers and writers, it's emotional blackmailing most of the time. Because, in psychology, it is known that emotions are (still) the most powerfull motivators for actions.

But what if you create emotions, but the emoted people are unable to act? Then you create stress. Every day. And that's depressing anyone who is reading the news, and getting concerned about it.

There should be a system of responsibility in whatever people claim or propagate.

Anyway, the international news is not much better. I follow Africa, because I was volunteering there for 3 1/2 years, and it's not encouraging , too. Oil spills in the U.S. Flood in Afghanistan. China, too.

It doesn't stop.

I turn my chair and I see the little kittens in their nest, four weeks old now.

It almost makes my day.

27 comments:

  1. No dude got the same feeling.Livining in Italy :X

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  2. were u in the peace corps when u were in africa?

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  3. I was working for an ngo, we built a local school

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  4. the world is just really fucked, i try to ignore it.

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  5. Seeing them would make anyones day :)

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  6. Interesting read, also that cat is cute :3

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  7. Just try to enjoy yourself mate, the worlds problems don't have to be yours.

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  8. Yeah I have that gut-feeling too man. Just have to enjoy what you can about the world, and help out where you can too.

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  9. Believe me - all world is falling apart...

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  10. "Am I the only one to have this gut feeling?"
    You are not :(

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  11. It's been fallingn apart for a while now, it was just kept hidden. Its really starting to show now =/

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  12. Most news is bull anyways, i dont care to know who died or why the why world sucks

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  13. You're a great blogger! And daaaaaw kitten :3

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  14. I like what you did with your blog.
    Followin !

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  15. Interesting read! SUPER CUTE! :D <3

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  16. Bad news can be very stressful sometimes, but its also good to know whats going on. I agree with you, nice blog hope to read more of your thoughts.

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  17. Just focus on the kittens and ignore the shadowy figures controlling everything.

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  18. hehe, animals make people happy, did you know that cats make a sound similar to babies do, and it's kind of hypnotic, I mean, when they do that sound, you automatically feed 'em, lol.

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  19. "Just focus on the kittens and ignore the shadowy figures controlling everything."

    Great words of advice, kittens will make everything ok.

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  20. Ha I bet those kittens do make you happy. THe problem with news is that to get people to watch it, it has to be interesting. What is more interesting than seeing bad crap happen? not much..

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