Sometimes people around me ask me if I heard about this and that tragedy or watched the news on tv. I always say no and then they look astonished and try to explain about a certain event that has happened. However, I tell them directly that I am not interested and I never watch the news or tv in general, because I simply think the media is a repetitive robot that wants to brainwash people. Every day they must write and talk about at least one war, people dying, family dramas, economies crashing, etc,.
They also exaggerate immensely, compromising the accuracy of their information. I was once in the midst of a turmoil caused by some people. They were attacking stores and stealing their goods. They were not targeting any humans. Breaking news was everywhere telling you that you have to fear for your life because you might get attacked and robbed. The best thing to do is to stay at home for a couple of days for your own security. The next day the whole atmosphere in the city was morbid. Stores, gyms and other facilities were closed. If you wanted to buy some food, you had to go to your local grocer where the gates where half shut and public transportation was not running regularly either. It was a huge mass panic for nothing.
Before you even start watching or reading about the latest happenings, the message the media sends through their big headlines is that you have to be in fear. It comes across like a threat as if you are not fearful, your life will be destroyed. This is called mind control. To make even more sure than I am already I just quickly went to check the BBC UK news website and read some news headlines. I did not find even one positive one. However, reading the news is not as effective as watching it on tv for affecting your subconscious mind. After a certain time you will consider violence and other bad situations as normal. Slowly, slowly you will accept it and make it a part of your life. Not only the news but also movies, advertisements on billboards, tvs and magazines alter your behaviour or personality.
Causes are questionable too. There are days dedicated to aids, breast cancer, poverty etc, where people are encouraged to give to charities. Celebrities are invited to events and it is more of a media hype than a cure. A friend of mine works for the U.N. in Germany. He said 80% of people`s donation are used for administrative costs. I am not saying that you should not donate. Just choose an organization that gives more money directly to those people and help them in person, if you feel like. There is no need for hyping things like these up.
Do not believe in what you read or see in the media. It is programmed to not make you think for yourself. Follow your intuiton, build your own opinion and empower yourself! If you keep discussing bad happenings over and over again, you do not change the situation or help people in danger by showing pity for them. In fact you are harming them. If you show pity you see people as weak and you do not trust in the fact that they also have a higher self to guide them. The only thing you can do is wish them well.