Growing up, I left the room when my parents turned on the nightly news. I had no interest. Besides, it was all bad news, or so it seemed: wars, fires, shootings, murders, robberies, injustices, bickering politicians, and so on. No, thank you. Continue reading on HealthyPlace.com.
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I am a semi-retired freelance writer. I recently discovered I have aphantasia (inability to visualize, aka mind-blindness). Despite my lifelong inability to visualize - or perhaps because of it - I have learned to adapt, bending my capabilities in imaginative ways to service my creativity. As a storyteller with aphantasia, I imagine our wondrous world through the lenses of perception, memory, and feeling, seeking to write passionate, sometimes humorous, tales full of possibilities.
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2 thoughts on “Increased Anxiety From News and Social Media”
I have been beating this drum for years. My retreat from news and social media were the best mental health choice I have ever made. We never needed to know before, nothing we can do as much as most would want to. This causes many different complicated thoughts that offer no closure.
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. What you said rings true, the part about “… nothing we can do as much as most would want to.” However, information is important. I believe that. Good things happen when information is shared. And, as we’ve seen, bad things too. But the quality of the information is dreadful (who to believe) and quantity is overwhelming (inescapable). For our own sakes, we need to carefully curate and consume in moderation.