Enough With The Bad News – Where Are All The Good News Stories?


I’ve had enough of the news. It has gotten way out of hand, 25 minutes per 30 minutes of everything going wrong in the world, and maybe a quick cat video at the end just to cheer us up. It is time for change.

I get up on my Saturday morning, hit the gym, put some washing on, eat some food, grab some caffeine, the sun is shining and I’m by the beach, life is grand.

I jump on the socials for a scroll and immediately am presented with news of tragedy in France, Earthquakes in Japan and just general sadness on this fair planet of ours.

I don’t even know where to begin with how mad I am at the world right now, at our leaders, at those who claim to be intelligent, at those with those with money, at those who are generally doing nothing for the planet, other humans, animals or the food chain bar accumulating their own possessions and wealth. I’m mad at the Kardashians.

I’m absolutely sick of it. I am so mad, like so mad. I just don’t know what to do with this madness nor where it has come from all of a sudden and for how long it will be with me. Perhaps it’s been here all along? Just waiting for a chance to bubble to the surface? I just don’t know.

All I know is that in 2015, we cannot trust anyone but ourselves, and that right there, is sad.

I thought that we were supposed to be evolving as humans as the years go by? We’re supposed to be getting better at things, smarter, happier, and healthier. Why are we killing each other more than ever before? Why are humans the only species that self-destructs? Why is there nothing being done about it on a political level? Why am I seeing all of these horrible events going on day in and day out? Is this the world we live in? Or is it just shaped by the media? Am I being back into a corner of fear so that I won’t use my gift of having a brain for good? So that I will continue to be a hamster on the wheel of life, this machine that has been built for us.

You know the one, the one which most of us participate in everyday, the jobs we go to, the rent we pay, the tolls on the roads we pay, the brand names we buy, all of it. Part of me wants to shut my eyes and just look after my self and those close to me, but another large part of me wants to take on the masses and sacrifice myself for some massive and positive change for the future, so that I can leave this life knowing that I have provided some sort of longevity for we as a species. I am in two minds, I just can’t decide.

What’s it gonna be humans? Are you gonna just sit back and watch the world implode right before your very eyes. Because you’ve got plenty of super, or your investments are doing well? Or you’ve “done your bit” and are riding the train to death? It’s your call. No judgment here – well, maybe a little.

Whatever makes you happy I suppose, and as long as you post your life on social media with #gratitude then all is right with the world, right?

Are you picking up what I am putting down?

In 2015 and beyond we can no longer be looking to hindsight as a way of measuring a course of action to take forward. There have been enough deaths, enough rapes, enough wars, enough terror attacks, enough fucking idiots posting poorly spelt and formed sentences on the Internet. It’s time to get our intelligence back and use it for good, not evil.

Its time to stop talking about all of the things we wish to see in the world, its time to harden up again, we’ve gone soft as a species. Kids are being awarded fifth prize at school? What the hell is going on there? What ever happened to a bit of healthy competition and sportsmanship?

I don’t know if any of this has helped, I would hope that some of it has struck a chord with some of you at least. I just don’t know.

All I know is that we have to take some serious action in a positive direction or we will not have an existence to exist in.

I heard someone say the other day that we are treating this planet like we’ve got another one to go to, my goodness, that really struck a chord with me.

Humans, we’ve done enough talking and tweeting, lets get to work.

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