🌪️ Angelino Desmet You might find this insightful: I Hate the News - Aaron Swartz aaronsw.com/weblog...
Dee N. "Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz
😶 Pipas_ I saw it on tildes.net
👉 Oscar Have you read local newspapers? That might be a way for you to restore some faith in humanity. Mainstream media tend to have one or another form of political agenda so in turbulent times they can get rather nasty.
Zero Edge Most content consumption leads to anger, hate, and mental pain. Not consuming content leads to mellowness and peace but an uninformed stance. I used to think the world was "nice" and most people were "good" but it seems harder and harder to find those things I used to think. Is the internet just very good at highlighting the "edge cases". Does the internet accurately represent the world and its opinion as a whole or is it just edge case after edge case.
Dee N. It depends on where you decide to look. Filtering is the ultimate problem. News can be addictive, moderation is difficult. My rule of thumb is to frequent places with active and stimulating conversations. Avoid Twitter, FB. Maintain a selection of subreddits which you like and actively leave the ones that start to get polluted.