I can only blame myself for my reactions to the negativity surrounding me. I can rightfully blame the sources as well. Every time I read or hear something negative, it’s up to me how I process that information. Since I’m processing negativity with negative thoughts, it’s time for me to make some changes.
The changes I need to make are going to be small steps, not all the changes all at once.
It doesn’t matter how much positive news I get, I tend to focus on the negative. The news organizations feed off negativity and sensationalism and they want us to get angry.
I’ve removed some articles that paint me as an angry person and I’m not an angry person. It doesn’t matter if what I wrote was right or wrong, correct or incorrect. They didn’t show me as the person I really am. I’m a very laid back person if you ever get a chance to meet me.
I didn’t start writing on this website to share personal thoughts and ideas. I started it to share information that could be useful to someone. That’s why I write about the Philippines, technology and just about anything except the things that affect me personally, which I try to avoid. I do write about personal things on occasion, but it’s all about the context.
I’ve removed more articles than I care to count (and I’ll probably remove more), and only because they didn’t add to anything in the long run. I’m going to try to avoid adding negative articles in the future and it really doesn’t matter what I’ll be writing about.
I’m not a professional writer because you can’t call what I’m doing a profession. I do what I do to give me something to do. If I stop doing what I do, I could go completely off the rails. I don’t have any other hobbies. I can’t afford any other hobbies.
I have a lot of experience with a lot of things, but nothing I can hang on to as a hobby for any length of time. In the past, I’ve done some electronics work (including the act of removing solder from soldered connections), some woodworking (and carpentry) and the list goes on.
Writing about something, anything, is the most cost-effective way to keep me busy. Unfortunately, and I don’t know if it’s because of the summer heat, male menopause or whatever, I can’t seem to find the drive to write as much as I used to.
I blame the negative news I keep reading, especially about things happening in the United States. I keep having negative thoughts which, in turn, keep me in a perpetual state of depression. I can no longer allow it.
By: RT Cunningham
May 11, 2016
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