Out for positive change is tuning out. I do believe the world has gone mad. I am obsessed with keeping up with the news several times a day. FOMO, fear of missing out. Disregarding the art of sensationalism the media is so great at. Ignoring the ability to change the world by what media or social networking sites puts out to the masses. I have favored instead, being up to date and in the herd. Watching as news anchors struggle against extreme weather conditions, only to see in the same frame – people casually strolling by. Oh, the art of deception!
I deleted FB several months ago for positive change. First I deleted my friend’s list so I would have no reason to log back on. Then, FOMO sinks in. I log on to see news or read opinions. That to me is staying abreast of what is going on in the world. I once again delete FB. Everyone’s opinions are so hostile and belittling, even well known outlets have discontinued the ability to respond to articles. People’s opinions have seemed to transpire to personal attacks. They offer nothing I can truly benefit from in the way of self-improvement. This leads me to believe that as a society – someone has flushed.
To be the change I want to see in the world, I am going to have to tune out. I am out for positive change. Pushing myself to not read any news for a month; starting July 1st, I am creating positive boundaries. Increasing my book reading, listening to audio books and generally working on my own life and goals – is a start. I won’t keep up with others in favor of learning where I truly can make a difference in the world. Good old fashioned mask to mask beating the pavement or online research. I may not be totally off grid, but I will be my own moderator.
There is a sense of aloneness in going against the herd and shutting off the noise. At the same time, I have never felt so alive with a blank canvas to fill any way I please.