I have been going through a LOT of changes this year, some things just happenned, and others I have made myself.
Here’s one - About 2 months ago, I made a decision to stop reading the paper and watching the news. The only way I know when something happens is if Bill Mahr (sp?) or Jon Stewart makes fun of it, and I happen to catch their show.
What difference has it made? A lot. I have come to realize that a good portion of what passes for “news” is manufactured bullshit that doesn’t affect me anyway. I have no idea what is happening in Iraq / Iran / N Korea / bumfuck Egypt and don’t care. I never could affect it anyway. I now spend the time I used to spend watching the news reading or doing yoga, and I have to say there is a real reduction in stress levels.
I think I may have come full circle, back to my roots as a hippie. Anyone else in their 40s / 50s experiencing this?