Wednesday, 14 July 2010

How to protect your serenity against the negative bias of daily news (Part 5 of 6)


If you hear reports that your neighbourhood is becoming increasingly dangerous, you can worry yourself to death or turn your knowledge into action. Assess the risk and see what alternatives you have. Should you install an alarm system at home? Does the situation justify your moving into another area of town?

Once you make a decision, preoccupation levels will drop substantially. People who lead serene and relaxed lives tend to be incredibly organized. Those persons may look somewhat soft on the outside, but in reality, they are the first ones who adopt measures to prevent problems.

[4] Use only quality information: This is a key factor for maintaining your peace of mind. Why do millions of people love reading gloomy articles in newspapers and magazines? Why do they devote hours on end to watching depressing reports on television?

The attraction that dark information exerts on audiences is a malevolent addition. Without a strong will, it is difficult to break the spell. You have to take a stand and stop watching useless, exaggerated news. You have to filter out the noise and focus on quality information.

To be continued in Part 6

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by PlaitsandBows under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

How to protect your serenity against the negative bias of daily news (Part 5 of 6)


If you hear reports that your neighbourhood is becoming increasingly dangerous, you can worry yourself to death or turn your knowledge into action. Assess the risk and see what alternatives you have. Should you install an alarm system at home? Does the situation justify your moving into another area of town?

Once you make a decision, preoccupation levels will drop substantially. People who lead serene and relaxed lives tend to be incredibly organized. Those persons may look somewhat soft on the outside, but in reality, they are the first ones who adopt measures to prevent problems.

[4] Use only quality information: This is a key factor for maintaining your peace of mind. Why do millions of people love reading gloomy articles in newspapers and magazines? Why do they devote hours on end to watching depressing reports on television?

The attraction that dark information exerts on audiences is a malevolent addition. Without a strong will, it is difficult to break the spell. You have to take a stand and stop watching useless, exaggerated news. You have to filter out the noise and focus on quality information.

To be continued in Part 6

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by PlaitsandBows under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]