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To Give up NEWS for 1 month.

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brickinit Sat 04-Jul-15 10:05:14

Inspired by another thread and particularly by having read the following

dobelli.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Avoid_News_Part1_TEXT.pdf

It shocked me how my mind kept wandering and it was difficult to read to the end (we are so used to 'snippets of crap' and have lost the ability to concentrate on longer articles) but it's well worth a read.

Anybody else up for it?

fortyfide Sat 04-Jul-15 10:41:57

I once thought I would give up news for a month. But I never got round to doing it. This has been a summer of very sad national stories. Good news hardly gets a look in.

OTheHugeManatee Sat 04-Jul-15 11:01:34

Normally I'd say yes, but I'm glued to the Greek financial crisis at the moment smile

Good article. Though I'm not sure about the idea of giving up news but carrying on MNing, as most of the criticisms in the piece that apply to news also apply to MN.

wallypops Sat 04-Jul-15 14:58:01

I live abroad and don't watch tv. I used to listen to radio4 LW but it no longer works properly. National radio here is bollocks so I now only listen to podcasts. The only world news choice I have on my list of podcasts is "from our own correspondent" so rarely news like.

Honestly life is so much more peaceful without the news.

I was never a news fan having been traumatized by Newsround as a 5 year old.

bumbleymummy Sat 04-Jul-15 16:10:43

Yanbu. Although I agree that by the same logic you should give up MN as well.

WellErrr Sat 04-Jul-15 16:24:01

I gave up the news over a year ago. I haven't a scooby what's going on in the wide world. Which is fine by me, much happier for it.

WellErrr Sat 04-Jul-15 16:24:40

I only see the news that I happen across here

SlightlyUnhingedTapps Sat 04-Jul-15 16:47:09

My husband does this sporadically for a week or so. He finds he has a more positive outlook when he does and it's less distracting. However do we have to give up Le Tour and Wimbledon too? If not I'm up for it.

whothehellknows Sat 04-Jul-15 18:14:35

What WellErr said-- I only know about what happens to be discussed on here. I feel like most of the news is so spun that it's just a mass manipulation of the public... Like I'd rather not hear what they want me to.

brickinit Sat 04-Jul-15 21:59:17

I've just found myself (automatically) reading the mail on Saturday blush

I'm going to start tomorrow now.
This may be tougher than I thought!

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