January 25, 2021 – Day 25

Keeping things positive

It’s hard when the world around you seems to be going sideways and everyone is focusing on the negative. It’s easier than you think.

Turn off the news.

It’s sad but true – news media makes its money keeping you tuned in and the easiest way to do that is to play on your fear. The word choices they use evoke a reaction – and it is on purpose.

If you get the chance read “Fear Less” by Gavin de Becker. There’s a chapter on the news and truth in advertising. I highly recommend it.

Today’s Prompt: Take a news item and turn it on its ear … give it a good spin.

Author: mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.

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