I have been pretty good at avoiding the news since early July. Today I had my second big relapse. The first one was due to someone at work who will remain nameless. This time I went on Facebook for a specific reason. I significantly decreased my Facebook usage but I said i wasn’t going to shut down Facebook all together. Going on my news feed for 5 minutes today got me exposed to a whole bunch of bad news stories that I then felt i needed to read. That just made me sad.
I think i need to step up my social media avoidance to keep me from seeing the news. Of course an Onion post I saw got me wondering what it was making fun of. Then I had M tell me the real story and i was sad so even satire is potentially dangerous now a days!