The "news" and mental health...
We flew outa here on a Wednesday. That means most of Tuesday and even Monday were dedicated to getting ready for the trip. No TV and very little internet reading of the news. Never turned the TV on once we arrived in Oregon...wed, thr, fri, and sat. Spent sunday and monday decompressing the luggage and cleaning house washing clothes etc. Nothing. The world could have fallen off the edge of the universe and we would have known nothing about it.
Most of the TV we watched when we got home and three or four days afterwards was spent watching recorded football and non-news shows. So we went an entre seven days w/o any or very little news.
Once we started watching the news, we had to ease ourselves back into it. It was so negative we didn't want to deal with it. It took three or four more days before we could handle the negativity. I was just scanning a website and it struck me that there wasn't anything but negative stories. If it was a story of something positive the story always turns into...but don't be happy something went right according to your views because disaster is sure to follow.
We are not allowed to be happy if we read or listen to the news. We are always worked into a state of agitation.
I think Rush is right...we should just turn it off...all of it. Our mental health would be better.