Sunday, December 16, 2012

No News Is Good News?


Think for yourself and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet. ~ Queen (Band) 

All along, we follow blindly,
Force fed prime-time, previewed nightly,
Why would anybody leave the safety of their homes?

I wonder why,
Only disasters flood the headlines,
Other people’s misery,
Are on for the next three hours, 
Commercial free.

And I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel,
So I turn it off.

I see billboards on the horizon,
I can’t imagine what they’ll tell me,
What to wear,
What to drink,
Where to eat,
It’s so easy not to think for yourself anymore,
So naive,
You don’t do anything anymore.

And I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel.

We all give in,
We all complain,
We sit and wait,
For things to change,
We're waiting... 

Nothing will change, but the channel,
So I turn it off..
~ New Found Glory


Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.  ~Author Unknown

TIME FOR A CHANGE
It's everywhere we look, it doesn't matter what season of the year, time of day, or anything else, the media and disasters flood into your life. TV,  radio, internet, it's everywhere you look, even if you are not looking for it! It plays on your mood and it can affect your actions. Not only negative stories in the media, but also "advertising" affects everyone's daily life in more ways than it ever did before, you can't go far without seeing or hearing some advertisement trying to persuade you! Can you live a life without all of these negative forces constantly showing up in your life? 20-30 yrs ago (without the internet and also TV/radio media/ads were not as prevalent today) there was a time when the media/internet didn't play such a integral part of our of lives. Can the youth of today imagine what that would be like? I doubt it. But regardless, young or old, You have a Choice, Your OWN Voice! We each have VOICE & OPINION! I urge you to not let it be persuaded so easily, don't give into the advertising of today or the negative media stories that flood the news! 

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else; means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.  ~ E. E. Cummings 


Flood The Headlines..  With Love..  Not Hate..  Why Not? 
I don't get how people can watch the "News" at night, I used to, only see the weather, but I use the internet for that now. I don't need to sit and be bombarded with one negative story after another, why don't they report on the GOOD of today! There is Good happening all around us and you may not already know, but you are part of it! By spreading Love, peace, and joy to others you can fight the system and turn it around. Really today, things may seem bad in the world, or at least the government or media wants to capture your attention by fear and excitement. And don't get me wrong, there are many bad things that are happening in the world, in our country, in our states, possibly in each of our towns, BUT also, there is GOOD happening in our world, in our country, in our states, in our towns, in our communities, in our families, in YOU. 

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.  ~ Mark Twain 
(THINK about this.... Is the Majority always right? No and Mark Twain is implying maybe you should rethink your position!!!  Are you standing up for a reason? or just looking for reasons to stand up?

NOW, It's OUR Time
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I wish the media would report and advertise more on this type of actions and stories during the broadcasts or on the internet. Why don't they? Ratings? Attract an audience?  Possibly people are more drawn to the fear and "exciting" bad stores than the good ones? But if we we're to report and show of the Good News then more people would become inspired and thus creating a self-sustaining positive world, that people would help each other out more. 

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Spread The Good News! 
So I encourage you, next time you tell a story or talk about anything to another person or group of people, make it positive, make it GOOD! Are you inspiring the person you are talking to? or are you draining and tearing them down with negative and bad stories?  Build each other up!  You can do your part by refusing to watch these type of stories, I for these last couple years have given up on watching or reading the news, why tear myself down?  I have lived and continue to live a great life without reading or watching the news for over 3 years! All that bad news does is put a strain on your emotions or thoughts. So, instead put your thoughts and positive actions forward to helping others and helping create a more beautiful world.  Spread Good News = Spread God's Word. God = Love ~ Love = God. Good News = Spread Love! 

Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way. ~ Christopher Hitchens

Break The Habit, Talk About Your Joys! 
Spread The Gatsby Life!
- Ross

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