Are you also sick of people fighting and arguing? How about people who argue for others as allies?
A Christian arguing for Zionist Jews: Don’t waste your breath on deniers
Palestinian Arab doesn’t blame the Jews: Palestinian refugee proclaims: “UNRWA is corrupt”
The US Population likes Jews: POLL: JEWS ARE BEST-LIKED RELIGIOUS GROUP IN US
White Jew, without racist undertones, points out how Arab Palestinian culture needs to change: Jewish Settler Speaks About Arab culture… in Arabic
Ethiopians help Israel: ETHIOPIAN IMMIGRANTS AIM TO BRING TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE TO ISRAEL
Israelis help Ethiopia: ISRAELI FIRM TO BUILD SECOND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT IN ETHIOPIA
Arab Christian speaks about Israel: Watch: Arab Christian defends Israel
Mideast Arab praises Israel: Watch: Arab TV host praises Israeli prison system
US Muslims want US Jews to feel safe: BDS activist raises $56,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery, and: Muslim campaign raises over $115,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery
A Goy who loves Israeli Jews: A Bulgarian love affair with Israel
So: don’t tell me that all the news is just about strive, war and polarization and therefore depressing. Reading about people who fight for someone else is most uplifting!
Yes, the news can make us down, but we have an alternative besides ignoring the news. The latter option only works until the news has come unopposed to our doorstep and then it’s a bit late to seek information and spring into action.
Get the news in a way that doesn’t’ alarm you so much that you get sick or hopeless from it. How?
- Do not watch the news. The retina is part of the brain. Things we see intrude on our nervous system in a deep way – also when we do not want that to happen.
- Do not listen to the news. Reporters can only keep their job by shouting sound bites and exciting the public. You do not need the upheaval.
- Read the news. Read more analysis by people who give an empowering bigger picture than the bare facts. When you got the basic facts (true or not), skip the rest.
- Skip gruesome pictures. You need information, not sensation.
- Skip the reruns. You have a good memory and do not need to be flooded with unnecessary words and emotions.
- Skip the obvious non-informative news like: Nazi admits to hate Jews; Europe is getting unsafer for Jews. But do read the opposites, the surprises: How Nazi became an ally to Jews; Jews feel nowhere as safe as in Germany.
- Reserve some time in your weekly calendar for activism. Do not read junk to escape reality. Reality needs you too to take care of it.
- Read about things that go well or in the right direction.
- Read obituaries and in memoriams that encourage you to make the most of your life.
- Read progress in Medicine and Science.
- Let your feelings flow. Cry when you want to, laugh when you need to, find someone who would love to listen to your upsets with as only concern your well being, or write about your feelings, to get it off your chest.
- Don’t believe anything you read. Be cautioned by it but only believe what you know, heard or saw yourself – and not even that. Try to go to the source. If you have time, see a news conference or speech, rather than believing journalists reporting it.