I hope I don’t offend any newspaper or television journalists, but I have become much more happy and relaxed since giving up the news.  Looking back, I have no idea when was the last time I watched it.

Let’s see how this has affected me.  My finances are in manageable order.  I am not in danger of losing my day job, and I’m even starting a new career path with hope instead of despair.  I lock all the doors that need to be locked, but I’m not looking over my shoulder worried if I’ll be the next victim of violent crime.  All in all, I actually feel more independent now than I ever did when I was “well informed.”

Don’t get me wrong, I still get news.  Thanks to Twitter, I heard about the Canadian man that stole an airplane, and was able to have a link to the story.  Now that’s news, but all of the tweets were saying, “Why isn’t this on TV?”  I hate to predict the fall of the status quo of news, but I personally get more of the information I want to get from the internet in many ways.

So my suggestion to you, try it.  After CSI, SVU, or that show that’s taking ER’s spot, turn the TV off.  Read a book.  God forbid, talk with your spouse.  It’s just one of the little things I have actually taken away that has made life just that more enjoyable.

Always Enjoy Life
Zach Ellerbrook

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