I ended my boycott of all news media the other day. I set out to spend an entire month without reading or watching any news, just to see what would happen.
Actually I thrived. Even now the only news media I am consuming is a local Kenyan newspaper. I still have not been looking at on-line news (other than music related news) nor watching videos from news media companies. Might keep that permanent.
Being free of worry over what is happening over there has caused me to realize that I spend way too much time thinking about world events. I do not need to have an opinion on what is happening in France, Egypt, or Mongolia. I need to be rooted locally, with an occasional look at American politics. (Mostly because I enjoy it.)
Really I have no idea what happened this past month. Except for things that are important to me, and of course what has been happening here in the village and Nakuru. Otherwise I know nothing, and I am better for it. Happier, safer, and more well read.
When I bought a newspaper ending my fast I was greeted with this nice story of Muslims shielding Christians from terrorists out to kill Christians:
Now what else can I get out of my life?