Day 115 of The 2010 ‘Newspaper-less’ Experiment
The last newspaper I bought / read was an edition of The Sun on the 31st of December 2009.
Knowing that I was about to enter this experiment, I made note of most of the major headlines in the first 30 pages of the paper.
I took a look back at those headlines the other day and came to a conclusion: Not reading newspapers is making me happier.
Is that a sweeping, general and self-serving statement? Possibly.
But, if you’ll indulge me, let’s take a look at a handful of those headlines and have a think about how they make you feel…
In the place of ‘physical’ newspapers, I have been getting my news through every other outlet imaginable.
So, I haven’t been avoiding news completely, if anything my consumption has increased, but I choose what I read rather than letting it choose me…and generally I choose not to read about suicides, bombs and guns.
Is not reading stories like this making me narrow?
Am I shying away from the ‘real’ world?
Or am I simply not letting my day start with an unhealthy dose of negativity?
After 115 days of this experiment I still don’t know the answer, but I ‘feel’ happier and more positive about the world…can you blame me?!?