IT'S NOT DENIAL.
I'M JUST SELECTIVE ABOUT
THE REALITY I ACCEPT.
I remember when we used to get our news from the newspaper and/or from watching TV at certain times, like at 6 pm or 11 pm. Now, the news is everywhere, all the time. And it usually isn't good.
It started getting to me. I checked news sites throughout the day, way more than was necessary. I thought it was important to be well-informed, to know what was going on in the world. I didn't want to be a person whose head was stuck in the sand.
But the sand is looking pretty good. My mind and my heart can only take so much before I want to crawl under my desk and weep at the sadness, the horror, the stupidity in the world.
So, yes, I will continue to check the news but a lot less. I probably won't be able to participate in a conversation about world events, but I will listen and learn. I will see the "bad" but I will also search out the "good" - for balance, for joy, for sanity.