I am contemplating an experiment: go a week without looking at the news. Or even longer.
It’s not that I’m anti-news, it’s just… well, it’s quite a lot like Facebook. You don’t necessarily see the kind of thing you’re looking for, but there’s all this other stuff designed to get your attention, and before you know it another hour of your life is gone forever.
I’d still like to hear about events of significance: if the Queen dies, or Trump is impeached, or Xi is hit by lightning, I’d like to know. Crimes, cruelties and clickbait on the other hand (or on the other side of the world), well, there’s not much I can do about them, and I doubt my loss of time and emotional energy will benefit anyone.
Have you ever gone on a news fast? How long? And how did you find it?