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Does The News Make You Blue? Weekly Poll

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski

Even the most stalwart can find themselves feeling a little chagrined at the latest news. Does the news make you blue?

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Does The News Make You Blue? Weekly Poll

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  1. I find the results of this poll very disturbing. But there is no point whatsoever in watching news, letting it bring you down when it is about things outside your sphere of influence. I happen to live a few minutes from the Tucson shootings, so this was an event that has hit home for me but I am dwelling on it a lot less than people I know who live thousands of miles away. Most people’s brains are not programmed to take in all the bad events going on in the entire world and still be their best, most happy self.

    • Hi Katherine,
      We think you are right. That’s one of the myriad reasons we don’t have television.
      Thanks for your comments!

  2. I was born in Eastern Bloc when the iron curtain was still up. Soviet tanks in the street; drills with gas-masks in kingergardens. People were being arrested for having an opinion…

    Now, after succesfully transforming to a democratic country I feel a citizen responsibility for a well being of my country. Ignorance was a factor in bringing the totalitarian regime on us… don’t let it happen again. I stay informed and i vote. I care for others in the world who are not as well off as I am…

    What I find more disturbing is that many Americans will say “ooohh, too depressing, don’t want to watch news”… yet they go and vote and their result affects the whole planet.

    “Happy” is a vague word. During my travels I met people all around the world… so if my Korean friend messages me on Facebook she is worried about the whole N. Korea situation… should I just block her, because it’s bad news and i want to be “happy”?

    I am content… even happy at times… but yes, sometimes the news make me worry. More often it’s the ignorance of people who buy shut out the bad news and enable the politicians to have it their way. I just couldn’t be happy knowing that I did not do my best to make a world better place… even if it’s small thing. Buy fairtrade. Send a postcard to a prisoner in Belarus. Participate in international workcamps and get to know “them”. Vote responsibly and protest if there is something that you see as violation of the political conduct.

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