How does the News Affect You? The Question of the Week

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    I hope you are all staying cool somehow.  This is going to be one long hot summer for sure. 


    Since it is so hot outside I am spending more time indoors and turning on the TV more often.  There are a lot more news channels than there used to be.  And subsequently we get to hear more horrific stories about what we humans can do to each other.  I have a love/hate relationship with the news.  I want to know what is happening in the world.  But I reach a saturation point where I can no longer take in the images of violence and despair.  And I have to turn it off.  Lucky for me, I can turn away.  But for the people who are going through a large scale tragedy, they have no choice but to have those visions emblazoned in their memory for life.

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    I am sure you have all heard about the Norway massacre of over seventy people, most were teen-agers who were at an island summer camp.  Apparently the gunman attemped to make sure his victims were dead by shooting them twice. Events like this make me question humanity.  It is so difficult to wrap my mind around such horror and pointless violence.  


    My question for you is:  How do the news and stories such as this affect you?  How do you make sense of such tragedy?  Are any of you like me and have to turn off the news or limit watching it because it is too depressing? 


    Let us know your thoughts and opinions.  What you think is very important to us.

Published On: July 26, 2011