An interesting lesson for me in 2020 was recognising the role that mainstream media play in impacting our responses significantly. Months ago when I turned off all mainstream news it led me to Twitter, where I somehow discovered various scientists, sociologists, analysts etc, discussing things on a more even level that didn’t promote fear and led me to sources which informed me far better than anything the mainstream channels had been doing. One morning recently I turned on the television news briefly. I am not prone to anxiety, but within moments of listening to highly dramatic pandemic announcements with no context provided, I became conscious of an increasing feeling of unease! I quickly switched the off button and my brain reverted to a state of calm.
A medical doctor and a psychologist tweeted this conversation about the negative impact of mainstream media.
I’ve cancelled my cable subscription & am now…
View original post 138 more words