Reactive

We eat. We feed our minds.

I’ve always wondered why bad news generate more interest than good ones. It’s rather surprising that in general we all want the positive sides of life to reign in our world. Yet, we see more of the negative, often sensationalized, bled dry of inside information and analyses till we are all consumed by all the ill effects to our minds.

I am not an exception to this generalization. In fact, when I watch the newscast I could not help but be glued to my seat, oblivious of what’s happening around just to hear every word reported about an event. I am not glad to listen to accounts of accidents, natural calamities, political or social turmoils leading to deaths, or any other unfortunate incidents. I simply want to know the information.

Like eating, we feed ourselves to feel satiated physically and contented emotionally that we are not hungry. Could it be true that we fill our brains with information to be mentally active and emotionally contented that we are not ignorant about what’s happening around us?

Like eating healthy, we choose foods that benefit our bodies.. Mentally, we acquire positive thoughts, meaningful knowledge and good news.

On the other hand, more often than not we eat junk food, too. We know they are bad for our health but since they taste good, we still continue to consume them. We also have other vices that negatively affect our bodies but still we readily give in to their promised pleasures.

So, in some way bad news, which are not probably good for our mental health, continue to be included in our daily fare. We absorb every bit of details, tune in to updates and follow them up till the end. Subliminally, our negative emotions are aroused, our sense of fair play skewed and our logical thinking set aside.

We eat what we are. But we sometimes think what we are not.

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5 thoughts on “Reactive

  1. I dont have the tele anymore and dont listen to the radio…so bad news I hear from friends, colleagues, or WP…I try not to read the articles on WP in full and make it a habit now on my other blog cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com to reblog posts from the Kindness Blog…love to spread the good stuff. With my work, I listen to so much sadness I need to fill myself withgood news

  2. This is so true. We moan about all the bad news in the world, but have no problem relaying those stories to others, following every detail. Even with car accidents. You drive by a tragic car accident and although you feel sick tonyour stomach, you get curious about that person and the accident. Why are we so comsumed and interested in the sad instead of the good?

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