Hello my friend!
Only bad news are newsworthy. And reported much more often. The world might look like a total desaster – from this distorted perspective!
It’s a delusion. It’s what happens when you fill your mind with a constant stream of bad news agreggated from 8 billion people..
Sure, there are bad (and good!) things happening everywhere every moment. But here is, where it becomes unhealthy:
The news basically zoom in on every bad thing that happens worldwide, the worst top 10 = the most newsworthy.
It can make your own life look bleak, and all the little things that happen around you might feel small, even insignificant.
Becoming happy is not easy if you get stuck in such a mindset.
A little bonus exercise: Check our r/mademesmile for half an hour and enjoy newsworthy kindness, compassion and happyness.
Reality is Different!
Your direct surrounding, your personal now, is all that really matters. It is all you have and all that you can influence. Your own world, that you interact with it. Where your actions cause something.
If you want happiness around you, focus on happiness.
Focus on your real surrounding. Look at the world with kindness. if during your day you are presented with the option to choose to do the warm kind act over the cold shoulder, choose kindness.
That’s how you change your world. Your own, as well of others. It costs nothing. It’s the small acts that make the difference and the day.Say that compliment out loud.
And it’s best to start by stop being a jerk to yourself: