Don’t Watch the Nooze?

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A walk around the block might do him good.

Several people I know have told me that their blood pressure has gotten high enough to require treatment; and they all seem pretty sure that the several hours of nooze they watch each day has a lot to do with it–because the TV nooze makes them angry, frustrated, fearful, and confused.

They’re not the first to think this. Here’s an article along these lines that was published in 2019: https://josephcwells.com/blog/better-than-news .

Do you find yourself yelling or cursing at the TV set, and the talking heads on the screen? Do you feel yourself totally powerless to do anything about any of the awful things you’re hearing from the nooze? If so, you’re certainly not alone.

We’ve just had an election stolen from us by massive fraud, and we don’t know what to do about it. A lot of us are afraid there’s nothing that anyone can or will do about it. Some of us have had our spirit crushed by these events–and we hear all about it on the TV nooze.

There’s something to be said for cutting way back on your nooze-watching. What good is being “well-informed,” if it only leads to helpless rage? What good is information if there’s absolutely nothing you can do with it?

I have to stay informed, if I’m going to continue to produce this blog. But I have to draw the line somewhere because I don’t want to go mad. I’ve decided that if I know the names of the public figures’ lawyers, then I know more than I need.

Try cutting back and using the time to do a crossword puzzle–or anything else that cools your jets.

You’ll probably be the better for it.

7 comments on “Don’t Watch the Nooze?

  1. I read the nooze and THEN I do puzzles (crostics and other variety puzzles, including some number puzzles) to calm down.

    And I say I “read” the nooze because I don’t have a television, but I do watch some news (sic) clips on conservative blogs so the nooze gets to me cushioned in commentary. It’s depressing, but I have to know what I’m talking about when I try to reason with the brainwashed.

  2. At this point, I don’t trust any news sources, so it leaves me on the horns of a dilemma. Somehow, I keep up with the big events and the small stuff doesn’t matter, all that much.

  3. I can relate! I already have high blood pressure, so I’ve had to cut back for the sake of my sanity. Being in the final stages if publishing a book has given me something positive and sufficiently distracting to focus on. Bible reading and listening to sermons online helps too. It’s going to be a looong 4 years.

  4. I watch no TV news. I get my nooze from Christian websites. I am waiting for our political leader, Donald Trump, to give us directions, while I am praising the Lord Jesus Christ for the victory He has already won.

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