The Weeds of This World | Mass Media and Positive Thinking

I recently developed an awful habit.

I started reading the news again. It’s an awful habit indeed.

News Headlines

Before the habit

Let me take you back to four years ago. I had just shunned smartphones after spending two years in which my iPhone slowly became a permanent part of my body. For the previous two years, I filled every five-minute wait for a haircut, every moment in line at the grocery store, and yes, every bathroom break either checking email or reading the news.

What are You Willing to Give up to Watch More TV?

Consumer Reports forgot the fifth question to consider when you buy a TV…

Here is a picture I took from an issue of Consumer Reports (one of only two magazines I actually read):

Four basic questions to ask yourself before you buy a TV - from Consumer Reports

But they forgot question #5:

What am I willing to give up for this?

Sure, there is the cost of the unit, which, if you are reading a TV-buying guide probably isn’t pocket change.

But what about the time you spend in front of it?

What about your dream?

What about improving yourself for your current job?

What about your family?