I’ve been on a “news fast.”
I didn’t realize how addictive that bullshit “news-fiction” was until I decided to abstain.
It keeps tempting me to break my fast and indulge.
Just like pizza and beer.
It whispers to me, “Open Yahoo or CNN. Just a little to start the day won’t hurt. Maybe there’s something exciting going on you’re missing.”
Nope. It’s a time suck and “just a little” always takes me down a black hole, consuming way too much time.
I’m so removed from it I thought Boko Haram was a prog-rock band from the early 70’s. Based on all the buzz, I assumed they reunited and made a comeback.
Somebody had to tell me who they REALLY are… and their most recent act of terror. Those snakes… those brood of vipers, may they burn in hell for all eternity.
It didn’t enrich my life one bit.
In fact, all it did was flare up the ever present rage I’m always trying to suppress and fed my lust for vengeance.
I would’ve been better off not knowing.
Anyhoo… have you noticed I started up regular emails and blog posts again?
That’s a direct result of my news fast.
Time previously spent kringling with the sucky ass, half-truth propaganda (aka “news” by the sleep-walking civilians) is now spent writing emails and blog posts.
(“Kringling” is a word I invented. In fact, those who know me intimately know I have my very own self-created language only a handful of insiders understand.)
That’s a better use of my highly valuable and dwindling time, don’t-cha think?
What “kringling” activities do YOU do every day that are harmful to your precious mind and soul?
Stuff you could abstain from and devote the time to edifying and productive activities?
Why not give it some thought?
You might be able to do something that changes your life.
Or someone else’s.
P.S. Pax vobiscum.