Headline: Woman refuses to look at news on the internet as it confirms her opinion that the world sucks.
I realised quite a while ago that every time I glanced at a website that covered news or current affairs all I saw were stories about a celebrity losing weight/getting divorced or a woman or child being raped and murdered or an animal being mistreated in some way or cricket scores.
And I just thought, you know what, I don’t need to see this stuff because it just makes me disillusioned in the world and people. Because I’m not the kind of person who can just see or read something and then brush it off or forget about it; instead it sears itself into my memory and I think about it for years, possibly forever.
So instead I watch the 7.30 report on ABC which focuses on things of national or global importance and the SBS news which also tends to stay away from all that stuff that I don’t want to see and can’t stop from happening anyway.