That's a good idea! If it helps, know that you're not the only one who has that reaction. Similarly I have to ignore certain types of news and instead only read content that I know isn't curated just to get me riled up, eg poor political reporting
Someone posted this a couple hours ago: I hate the news. aaronsw.com/weblog...
I had a similar feeling, though made a compromise that I feel works better than avoiding totally - once a week, read a wide-ranging, reliable news source, like The Economist. Even better, the paper version.
same here, I usually avoid any news as most of it is negative garbage
I can relate to that. In addition to being nearly exclusively negative, most news is garbage-quality and only cares about emotionalising and getting clicks. Here in Germany even the big newspapers with loads of history, prestige and influence have degenerated to a quality level which 20 years ago would have been associated with the tabloid press. Maybe I can muster the courage to purposefully avoid all news in the future...
I created artificialfeed.com
just to keep with with the news. Facebook is good indicator of what's worthy of our attention.
I rarely look at the news these days unless if it's for something local. My life hasn't been diminished by its abscence whatsoever.
I realized that I get frustrated because the world is not working the way I think it should work. But that's not the world's problem. The world is just the world. It's a problem with my perception of how the world should work. So really I can control this frustration, because it's my problem. Re-framing it that way has helped me
For this reason and a bit more, I really want to live in a country where there is little political angst/polarization and distrust of governmental institutions. I want to live in the most politically boring, politically stable place.
Same feeling. Now i avoid tv, newspapers (paper and site). I focus on some newsletters, rss feed (you've got only the titles without advertising), podcasts (France Culture, a french public radio like NPR), journals with long read articles
Ok. But doesn't this also count as news?
What frustrated me the most is that after reading the news and looking at the world outside the window, there is an unreal feeling. Definitely want the world could be better.
yeah stop reading news and start focused reading on Readup: Social Reading