5 thoughts on “Would You Rather Be Over-Informed or Happy?

  • June 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    There is a lot of news, and we can do very little about any of the sadness and violence we hear about. As you say, it is much more beneficial (for us, for those around us) to make a difference where we are. So now we must become aware of where we are. Thank you!

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  • June 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    This was a great reminder to put down the phone and stop looking at the computer for constant information. I am a new mom and I find myself constantly looking up information about baby development, strategies, and methods. This has made me a more anxious mom because of information overload. It makes natural decision-making more difficult because my brain simply can’t handle the variety of suggestions. My goal for the next couple of days will be to try to make my decisions by observing my baby, talking to my husband, and thinking about what I feel is best rather than by constantly looking up what I should do online. Thank you.

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  • July 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and not having luck with my family doctor (1 time before my visit I sent her a email with all my problems and she told me “REALLY pick 2” or a endocrinologist (after I asked both of them if my thyroid could have anything to do with my hair coming out, joint pain, not sleeping & I could going on; that is when I knew I needed to look for new Doctors). I was told “NO” that could not be from the thyroid. So, now I have to be a detective and look things up & when I see my new Doctor I show her pages printed; before she has a chance to give me a answer!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Yes society should continue to live in their individual “bubbles” and perpetuate their ignorane that has landed us in this dreaded nightmare our country currently is in. To bring this point perhaps off subject but narrower, as a citizen of this country you owe it to others to educate yourself on issues of state, government, etc. Ask 10 people who our Vice President is, maybe 2 will answer quickly and correctly. Don’t vote and govern my life if you don’t want to be bothered with things that require real thought. Communities have gone the way of greedy self importance and the hand slapping you grt when you call a spade a spade. You all know who you are. It’s okay, I chose not to have children so I wouldn’t have to worry about their future that your creating. But have you thought about your own child’s??

    I apologize to get off topic there, but you know the feeling when you have something you didn’t know needed out? Thanks for reading anyhow.

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  • March 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    My husband and I went to eat last weekend at Steak ‘n’ Shake. Two families one of 5 and one of 4 members each had their cellphones out. Youngest child in each was probably 5-6 YO, oldest maybe 11-12. When their food arrived, the phones were never put down. They held them in one hand and ate with the other. I felt sad for them. Where is togetherness? Where is communication? Sure we need to know what’s going on the the world, but a steady diet of bad news is only depressing–then people switch to games to blot it all out. Learn enough to be informed and then join the world around you–it’s beautiful when you really look. I read and watch only enough to not be uninformed, but then I switch to something more positive. Battling depression is bad enough without looking for things to be depressed about. And time with those I love is too precious to waste. I suspect the future will bring a lot of mental health problems because of the lack of human interaction.

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