I don't like keeping up with the news anymore. I used to follow it rabidly and keep up closely with politics. I don't do that anymore. It's just too much to process. I keep thinking "Build an ark man, cause we a long overdue for a flood."
It's like this, everyone has a lot of shit to deal with in life, right? There are times when you just feel overwhelmed, work, school, kids, friends, local government issues, gas is so pricey, christ is the PNM bill due already, I really need to do laundry, I hope Grandpa is going to be OK, the wedding is weeks away, my back has been hurting so much lately, add whatever else in your life that is swirling among all that.
Then you watch the news and it's like....you're already at the limit with whatever you are trying to deal with and you find out a deeply disturbed man has killed 32 people, a woman let her 3 year starve to death while she played WOW, another man killed his 18 month old by stomping on her...What the fuck? Doesn't sort of make you overload a bit? I want to know what is going on in the world but what does that do for me except depress the hell out of me and make me feel really helpless?
What helps you? How can you know what is going on and still be able to live your day to day life? Mostly I try not to watch or read too much of it, maybe once a week catch up. Too much more seems to needlessly upset me.