I made myself some coffee and watched the local morning news.
They had a poor reporter out in the snow, on a side street, pointing out the snow still on the road.
Flurries continue, they said, be careful out there.
So I decide not to drive to the gym.
After making some breakfast, I looked up in surprise.
They had a live video of all the highways.
And they were completely clear, traffic moving smoothly.
I was shocked.
Just a half hour ago I had felt cautious
Because of their stories on the uncleared side streets.
This is what media does: Focus on the problems.
They exaggerate them…they ruminate on them.
Hour after hour, day after day.
They create a story.
And in every good story, there must be conflict.
They will always find something wrong.
And after listening to them long enough
You will begin to have their same mindset
Finding wrong in everything around you.
And you won’t even know why
You became so fearful of the world.