76/365: News diet.
Something completely different today, but a significant one.
Every morning at breakfast the world rolls in in the form of our newspaper. 🗞
We only read (small) parts of it, because you know, kids. 🤷🏼♀️
But nevertheless, every morning the way we look at the world is already shaped before we even enter it.
And I don’t know about you, but our newspaper hardly ever opens with: ‘Amazing initiative in Jemen inspires 200 kids to enter higher education and improves their future on all levels’.
Now, I do understand why the news is the way it is (describing the abnormal parts so we can feel compassion and solve those).
However it doesn’t really work out that way for me.
I get sad, angry, even a bit hopeless when these items shape my worldview.
While I’m optimistic and focused on the good & possible by nature.
And there’s also a lot to be said and questioned about the way our news comes about.
Something that still confuses me and not for here.
Because small(-ish) daily actions for the win! 🙌🏼
So this is how we’re changing it up to engage in the world in a way that better suits us.
Instead of a daily newspaper with a quick scan of the mess in the world, we’ll sign up for @decorrespondent
A beautiful Dutch initiative for independent journalism with a more in-depth focus.
And I’ll combine it with the fun & positive news on Good.is.
Sure, I’ll check in on the ‘regular’ news every once in a while, but I will not let it shape my hope and actions in the world.
It’s not about being ignorant, but about being intentional.
So tell me, what’s your favorite way to learn about what’s going on in the world?
Would love to hear some more options!