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I guess I've changed over the past couple of years.  It's not that I'm not interested in what's going on in our great country and our world -- it's that I just can't bear to hear about it any more. Really.

What's on the news, in print, on the web and on the airwaves for the most part seems so negative : The economy, the conflicts and wars, the election, who's picked who to be in what position in our new government, corruption, the death of a child, AIDS, our homeless, and so it goes.

I listen and I watch, and my stomach begins to feel icky, my throat tightens and literally, I start to feel ill.    

I know I cannot continue to stick my head in the sand.   I know "Kelly's World" is not all there is, but I am most happy and content being the best I can be by living my life in the light: Peforming acts of kindness throughout my day through kind words and service to others, telling and living Truth, expressing my Faith in what we cannot see in positive ways and expressing my Gratitide for all the wonderful things that life brings me, every single day.

For now, I think I’ll be okay. Is it just me, or has anyone else stopped watching the news too?



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      Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I agree with Annie. I may not watch television news, but I read the newspaper and I check out CNN.com throughout the day.



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      Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Me too, Annie. Even though the news has lots of gloomy stories, there is still so much going on out there that we need to know.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • For some reason I’ve had to type this twice..grrr...
      Anyway, I did stop watching the news a few weeks ago but am just one of those people that needs to be kept updated re current events all the time. Particularly military status, (My son’s Air Force & fortunately has not been deployed yet~ I hope he NEVER is.) Economy issues, politics etc.
      So, I’m back to watching.



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      Kelly Robertson wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Jen, I’m a USAF Retired First Sergeant. Thank your son from The Robertson’s for serving our great country. I enjoyed every bit of 26 years in the military and that included deploying many times. The USAF experience for me, my spouse and our son, Aaron, is something that we’ve never, ever regretted and we honor your son for his selflessness.
      ox



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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • That’s awesome! Thank you. I will mention that to him for certain. (I just worry about things as a Mom but strongly admire what he is doing & fully support it. :) )
      Have a fantastic day! :)



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I used to be a news junkie. I watched it all the time. I now limit my news watching on television. When I see that they are asking opinions of an “expert panel” or when they do the “I” report stuff I switch the chanel or turn it off. I just want the facts. I don’t want to listen to people arguing, yelling at each other and making themselves out to be an authority on just about everything. I think the news has become just entertainment.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I do watch the news. I need to know what’s going on around me.
      However, I am only interested in facts, which is hard to find these days. I despise the debates that 3 or 4 “experts” have and they all tell us their opionions at the same time. It drives me nuts!



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      Psalmist wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • All my life I have never been interested in the news.  When I was younger it was because it was boring, as I got older, it’s because it’s depressing.  I’ve been in local papers, and I cannot tell you what any of them said.  My family and friends collected those articles, but they know how I feel about it so they don’t even mention it.  I didn’t even watch the news during the 9/11 attacks.  I watched the coverage when it actually happened, but as soon as the “regular media” got a hold of it the next day, I tuned out.  I have enough in my everyday life to worry about, and if it’s something that affects my life directly or something that will lift my spirit, God always sends someone to tell me about it in some way.  They play CNN 24/7 at work, and I still tune it out.  So it’s become a part of me to not watch the news or read a paper.



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      Paris Mano wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I am a news junkie. However I think I am becoming an addict. When I watch the same news story over and over again.

      I have decided to stop doing that and just watch the nightly news to keep up with what is going on in the world.

      There is one case in Florida close to where I live that has captured many people and I am following that.

      Otherwise, I have to make the most of the new year and one of my goals was to devote most of my time to building my candle business and helping to teach others to do the same. Network marketing industry is ready to explode and I am going to be on that train!!!

      Paris



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • While getting dress in the mornings, I watch Robin Meade on CNN and that’s it, I sign up for the Breaking News Newsletter, so while I am gone during the day, I will get what might have transpired while I was gone.  I like to keep abreast, if I watch steadily, I prefer to see World News.



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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 4, 2009
    • I stopped watching the news several years ago, it’s just too negative and the images that are shown are disturbing. I don’t need the negative energy and I don’t want to become desensitized to pain and suffering. I recall night after night seeing images of starving people, dead people, etc. Yes, I know it’s happening but showing it over and over is not solving the problem and that’s what should be focused on. These type of images are shown to grab attention for a minute and drive up someone’s ratings and that is also disturbing to me. I work and live in my own little corner of the world and do what I can to make it a better place to live.



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      Gloria Alice Dipiiro wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • How funny is this... My friends always said that I live in “Georgia’s World”  

      Well Kelly, I am in your same Universe Sister. I stop watching the news since 2001. Just like you, I love my rose color glasses world.

      Yes, You too Kelly... Beauty and smarts with grace, class, and loving light.... I love you Kelly

      “I am most happy and content being the best I can be by living my life in the light: Performing acts of kindness throughout my day through kind words and service to others, telling and living Truth, expressing my Faith in what we cannot see in positive ways and expressing my Gratitude for all the wonderful things that life brings me, every single day”

      This is said perfect to how I feel.

      Cheers!!!



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