Why the news is irrelevant
“We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press.”—Rolf Dobelli
What I see in the news media is a tiny speck of a reality far removed from true Reality.
It’s so limited in dimension and scope of understanding that paying close attention is like unknowingly having one of those “please kick me” signs pinned to my back.
The news media feeds me small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don’t really concern my life and don’t require thinking.
Out of thousands of news stories and tweets I’ve read, not one–because I consumed it–helped me make a better decision about a serious matter affecting my life.
“News” is just one corporation’s opinion. It’s mostly clickbait, completely irrelevant to my well-being. Truly creative minds–whether composers, mathematicians, scientists, authors or musicians–could care less what’s trending on twitter.
I’ve concluded that the important stuff I need to know is happening right outside my window, right here in my neighborhood, right in my own heart.
What really matters is the indestructible joy and pulse of life being broadcast from every tree, every star, every bird.
My mission now is to pay more attention to the collective rhythm and wisdom emanating from the larger whole, what I often call the Divine Buzz.
It might sound big and cosmic, but it’s really the most natural thing in the world. And it’s a gazillion times more resourceful and richer in content than anything I could ever hear on CNN.
So it’s Friday, my friends, and you know what that means. It’s time to go out and grab the weekend by the balls. Make it the best one yet.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.