Why giving up “news” is good for you

So I will quibble about whether what is called “news” in the US is worthy of that label rather than something like “fear-based narcissistic infotainment”. Still I think this may be one of the best articles I’ve read in a long time that echoes my feelings toward “news” specifically and consumption of media in general. As people gain awareness to the importance of how their food, and non-food, consumption choices effect their body and mind, they should also consider the consumption of information, and non-information, will similarly effect their body and mind. Much of the media consumption serves little to no useful purpose but promotes stress, fear, anger, and more, which take a toll on the body and the mind. This article is a must-read:

Out of the approximately 10,000 news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that – because you consumed it – allowed you to make a better decision about a serious matter affecting your life, your career or your business. The point is: the consumption of news is irrelevant to you.

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Media | The Guardian

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