I was reading and responding to comments this morning. A comment from our dear blogging friend blissbait really got me thinking. I quote:
“I see such kindness
out and about all the time
it’s everywhere ya’ll!
Seriously…seems I see more people picking up trash, holding doors for one another, leaping to lend a hand. We are all so lovely and it seems to me that the worse the headlines get on the grander scale of things we can’t control that people are stepping up more and more on a personal level to make the world loving. It’s permeating. It’s spreading. Cowrazy”
I see it also people everywhere are indeed stepping up on an individual or personal basis. It is wonderful to see, all we have to do is really open our eyes to see it.
The second point that really got me thinking were the words: “the worse the headlines get.” It seems no matter where you get your news, newspaper, TV, radio…. The format of the stories presented is always the same.
Now this is a Bill statistic (what is a Bill statistic. Very scientifically obtained. I sit back and think about it for a few seconds. What ever seems to be reasonable to me, become an official Bill statistic.) Of the headline stories it seems to me that about 98 or 99% are of bad news. War, famine, murder….. now this is news that we should know. But, does it have to be the only news we hear.
Granted there are a few exceptions to that and there are individual columnists in the newspapers that do at times share very heart warming good news. Even here that is often not the case. Before someone points it out to me, I know much of the news can also be informational, good to that.
I think you can get the point I am trying to make here. If on a daily basis enough bad news stories can be found to “fill” an newspaper or TV or radio broadcast time, wouldn’t you think at least one good news story could be found on that same daily basis.
If all we ever hear is bad news, is it any wonder our view of the world and the people in it may become dimmed and tarnished. How could it be otherwise if almost all we hear is the bad. There just have to be many times more good stories, why do we never hear about them?
Could the news media not on a DAILY basis have just one small segment dedicated to the good and heart warming stories. If we could read or hear those on a regular daily basis, would our over all out look on the world maybe just change a little? I don’t know, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.
Why couldn’t or why don’t they spread that news, DAILY. Newspapers in the FRONT section could have a daily article with even just one good or heart warming story. TV and radio could have regular time slots for their good, heart warming story of the day. It could be called something a simple as “Good news for today”. I am sure people would go to that section of the paper or tune in for that part of the broadcast news.
I don’t know what do you think? If we were to regularly read or hear stories of what others are doing, might is not even plant ideas in our own minds of things possibly we could do?