Why I Avoid The News

By September 4, 2012 Items to Ponder, Peeks No Comments

On the way to dinner last evening, my girlfriend began reading the local news that took place over the past few days.

Three alcohol-related car accidents, which resulted in two deaths; a sexual assault; and an argument at a night club that ended in gunfire, injuring five and killing three others.

The driver in the fatal head-on collision fled the scene – leaving their passenger in critical condition and the female driver of the other car dead.

Both driver and passenger fled the scene in another accident after rolling their car, but the passenger was later caught.

Five people’s lives are over, a woman will likely have permanent physical and psychological damage, and two cowards have yet to be brought to justice.

This local news could have happened anywhere in the US, and likely did – in some cases to even more of an extreme.

I like believing there are good people in the world, and there are; unfortunately, the ones that make prime-time news are oftentimes not.

This is real life, and you wonder why I avoid the news.