[Q] What’s the best thing you can do when everyone is losing their head and proclaiming the end of the world?
[A] Shake your head sagely and find something more interesting to do.
The newspapers are always full of doom and gloom. The TV news is right there with them.
Is it the credit crunch or a recession…house prices are down, mortgage rates are up, gas and electric prices are up, petrol prices are up, the banks are failing…
The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling…
Sure, burying our heads in the sand and pretending nothing is happening won’t make it go away.
But maintaining some composure and a wry smile won’t hurt either!
The best thing you can do for the sake of your own sanity and those around you, is give up absorbing all the doom and gloom filled news. Do you feel any happier after reading a newspaper? Or watching the 9 o’clock news? No, me either!
By all means stay informed, just don’t bombard yourself – even the Dalai Lama would end up depressed after a day or two watching the UK news.
Keep things in perspective, and deal with any real problems as they affect you.
The storm will pass, and the news media will return to trying to depress us about things in other countries again before too long.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…