Turn it Off

I awoke this morning with a sickness in my soul. A feeling of discouragement in the world I live in.

It is not my reality but the reality of all of the sickness I have allowed in through the windows of my soul. Violence and anger and all levels of negativity streaming through both the TV and Computer. Even though I try to send out positive messages into the world through social media outlets I still find myself overtaken by the messages which I allow to enter. Yea, I even find myself striking out like a madman searching for victory.

It is time to just STOP. It is time to turn off the devices that show me such pain. My world is a happy world with LOVE always leading the march as I slowly move through each day. How I allowed the EVIL in I don’t know, but I do know that I have the POWER to STOP it.

I will just TURN IT OFF.


About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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11 Responses to Turn it Off

  1. J Balconi says:

    I’m right there with you.

  2. I am not watching the news as much. I skim headlines of news online so I’m not inundated with the same continual negative loop of television news.

  3. Anna says:

    Turning off will do. I will try it too. Thanks for the tip

  4. Nicole says:

    Sounds like one of the many reasons I left Facebook. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

    • I try to really think before responding to any post to not reflect my emotions at the moment. Too many respond without thinking. Maybe that is really the problem we face today, too many have stopped thinking on their own…

  5. gitfitsite says:

    You are not alone. Many of us share your pain and disillusionment. I used to share data and information from non-partisan sources in attempts to educate with factual information and reasoned analysis, and politely disagree with false posts citing fact-checks. Now, I’ve simply given up. I block sites, I hide comments. I snooze for 30 days and when that’s not enough, I unfriend. I report offensive posts. I no longer follow national news sites so I’m not tempted to re-post, I ignore those that others have shared. Instead I stay home, I ask my mother to stay home. I ask my family to not visit. Instead, I send money to candidates and causes, I pray for change. Instead, I write my representatives, I walk in our neighborhood. I wear a mask, I do grocery pick-up. Instead, I financially support food banks and homeless shelters and civil rights causes. I garden and I put a little extra food aside each week. I encourage my loved ones to do the same. You are not alone.

    • I truly believe that journalism has changed to sensationalism. Social media is a polling device which dictates what stories we see on the news that surround the emotions that people feel to drive up ratings.

  6. I deleted twitter from my phone recently. I recognise the effect you’re describing and twitter, at least to me, seems to have become particularly toxic. The negatives are outweighing the positives right now; my facebook app may soon follow.

  7. Miriam Costa says:

    I relate it to what you wrote!!!!
    Like this one! Be safe

  8. nfrodrigues says:

    This is the best advice for any time, not only through this pandemic. News and media use negativity because that’s what sells. It’s up to us to show them that that’s not what we want. Despite all the negativity, the world is getting better, not worse.

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