I read the drudge report everyday (if you don’t know what I am talking about, go here). It is my source of news. I do not watch fox news, CNN or any other news company, I simply click on my drudge tab and get briefed on the morning news. I like to imagine that I am the president in my morning meetings getting “educated” about what is going on in the world.
This post is not about ripping the drudge report. Actually it is a post about the depravity of man. I was reading drudge this morning and noticed something, every story has some kind of negative, problematic, downright scary news with it. Here is what I mean (see picture below, click to enlarge)
With the exception of the news that Tom Brady threw for 5 touchdowns (ridiculous) every story has a negative headline. There is something wrong with our news system.
I am tired of hearing what is wrong with the world, I want to hear what is right with the world. Where are the stories about hope and triumph, about a guy helping an old lady across the street, or the work of Shaun King and his church in helping the people devastated by the flood in ATL? It seems that we are more interested in the flood and its devastation than we are in the stories of hope that are being told.
I am getting a little sick and tired of reading these headlines.
Yet, I am the one that has created these headlines. No I didn’t physically write these, but I contribute to them, I am apart of them, and I am capable of these headlines myself. The depravity of man is never overlooked, often it is publicized and read about daily. Maybe in a sick and distorted way we need to hear about how others are more screwed up then we are. I know it makes me feel better when I read that someone else is worse than me. I have become obsessed with hearing what is wrong with the world rather than what is right with the world.
If you only reason you read Drudge is to hear about negativity, STOP. Rather than read Drudge just to get stories about the world, start making your own stories. Only we can write the stories of hope and rightness that is missing from the front pages.
Today, focus on what is right with the world.