Mike Rowe Has Some Awesome Advice For America…Everyone Should Do This

Mike Rowe Has Some Awesome Advice For America…Everyone Should Do This

In a world full of tragedy and horror, Mike Rowe has some simple yet brilliant and life changing advice. Every day we are bombarded on television, radio and social media with reporting on events and circumstances which can depress even the most positive among us. But what if we did what Mike suggests? How would our lives improve?

From Louder with Crowder:

Listen to the ominous soundtrack that accompanies the next terror attack on Fox. Look at the size of the font, and the lurid backgrounds that announce the next disaster on MSNBC, or the next missing plane on CNN. Listen to the urgency of the announcer as he heralds the latest calamity, and consider the expression on the anchor’s face, as she warns you in somber tones to “stay right where you are,” because “we’ll be right back,” with “more breaking news you can’t afford to miss.”

It’s not just the world, Alicia, or all the trouble in it. And it’s not just the news, or our ability to cover so much more of it. It’s our conscious decision to present it like some never-ending promo for Game of Thrones. That’s why you’re anxious. Because the media has discovered that keeping you informed, is not nearly as profitable as keeping you on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

To sum up, it’s human to feel bad in the wake of tragedies like this one, and normal to feel sad when innocent people are murdered. But do yourself a favor – don’t let cable news or social media or anything else suck you into their bottomless pit of high anxiety. Believe me – they will if you let ‘em. And if that happens, you will indeed reach the point of no return.

It’s a pretty good bet that if we turned the news off more often than not, our mood would lift, our relationships would be healthier, our outlook more positive and our hope in humanity strengthened as we encounter the goodness of those around us. Less news and more new attitude; it’s a recipe for a happier life. And the healing that will result for us personally and for our culture is worth pursuing. Turn off the news and have a great day!

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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