Cutting away a source of toxic negativity creates room for the positive in life.
Years ago I eliminated television; I gave away my television and never watched television again. It was hard the first two weeks, I suddenly had tons of spare time to fill, and I had withdrawal symptoms. This was a positive boost to my life. My reason for kicking the toxic television was it fed my brain with toxic negativity, and was a drain on my energy and life.
It is now time to kick another toxic monster out of the door, the news media, which includes online news, newspapers and radio. Overtime from studying history and the years of watching the news the same familiar patterns repeat, always with the same cause and result; I learn nothing new from all this, it is a depressing merry-go-round of the same errors which humanity fails to learn from. The negativity is eating into my mind like acid.
So, it is goodbye media, no longer will I be reading online news, newspapers or listening to the radio. If anything important is happening, like an asteroid is about to hit, I am sure I will hear about it from people on Twitter or WordPress, but I think I can live a life without the noise and negativity of the stupid.
I shall instead build my own personal information network on the issues that matter to me through things like blogs. For instance I have an interest in bees, so all I have to do is connect with beekeepers; this repeats for every interest I have, business through to philosophy. Life is too short to drown in negativity of others doing.