The news can be good to know because the stress it causes can spur people into action to create change. Years ago, that happened to me, and I got involved in politics. It was terrible. A truly awful experience. I will not do that again. It made me frustrated and angry, and took over my thoughts to the point that I couldn’t sleep. I gave up. I since decided that watching the news does nothing good for me or the world, so I now put my energies elsewhere.
When I read, or watch a video online, it’s generally something that makes me smarter about helping people. This is what I love, so it feels good to me. It makes me happy and fulfills me. I get better at what I do, so the good feelings increase even more. When someone tells me that their sessions with me always make them feel better, it brings true joy into my heart, and creates an avalanche of goodness.
I’ve realized that no matter what I do, how I act, what I say, or who I am, some people will like me, and others will not. If someone determines that I’m stupid because I don’t know what’s going on in Afghanistan, or whether or not Patrick Little is a neo-nazi, then I’m okay with it. I don’t need people’s approval because I am always trying to improve myself, always striving to be the best person I can be. I’m strong. I’m flexible. I’m smart about how I can help people. I truly believe that the more helpful I can be, the better the community will be, and the better the world will be.
Whether that makes me intelligent or stupid, that is my direction in life.