Friday, July 27, 2012

9. i hate the news

Some days, I really hate growing up.

Lately, all I've been reading are articles on how we're too busy to do anything except work and that the older we get, the more likely we are to die alone since we lose the ability to make friends. I also get to top off the day with repeated news stories about how Atlanta has one of the worst transportation systems in the country and that young people are turned off from coming here because of it. (All those potential friends I could be making are going elsewhere!)

If I had it my way, I would never read the news again. All you get are stories about how we're failing as a nation or killing off our potential. Then in the local news, you've got a murder rampage, a giant jewelry heist, and a child stabbing. Life is depressing enough without having to deal with other crazy people's problems. Unfortunately, if you're not up to date with the dumb things that are happening around you, everyone thinks you're an idiot for not keeping up with the news. It's a vicious cycle.

I miss those days in the playground where the biggest worry was whether or not you could beg your parents for the latest My Little Pony or Sally Pocket. You never know how good you had it until you're slammed in the face with the 267 page report on how Penn State knew about Sandusky's pedophiliac preferences.

What local or national story has been drilled in your head lately? Does it make you want to pull out your hair, too? Let's start a club.


Spicy Color peter pan collar blouse
Hollister camo skirt*
Prada suede bow sandals

*I still can't believe I haven't thrown this away. If it were a tad bit longer, I would never give it away.


  1. Perhaps I have a too optimistic view of the news, but coming from a college journalist's perspective the news isn't all glass half empty. Yes, it feels like lately it's been a majority of bad and even disturbing news as of late, but the world has always been like this, even when we were younger. The news is set to inform, and while things may be bad, it just allows us to see the potential of what can be improved and what can be bettered in our society. Rather than just reflect, we as citizens have an opportunity to act on it to do what's right instead of letting continue, such as the punishment for the Sandusky scandal.

    In any case, I love your shoes. They're absolutely gorgeous. How do you afford all of this stuff?


  2. I am one of those who never knows what's going on because after a while, it all starts to sound the same: the economy sucks, groups of people hate other groups of people, and everyone is slowly going crazy. I don't mind the confused looks I get for not knowing about things until days (or weeks) later. I'd much rather have someone think I'm a little weird than have to read or watch all of that muck. I will continue to live in my little bubble until forced to do otherwise. And personally, I refuse to grow up ;)

  3. Colorado shooting.

  4. I think I read the same article about losing the ability to find friends with age. NYTimes? I got the same feeling recently: reading as many news as I do lately only makes the world appear like a very terrible place. Then again, I also already got that same impression when I read nothing but The Economist. Conflicts everywhere. Now add zombie attacks, child abuse, shootings, and Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson (GASP) and it seems like all hell broke loose.

    Personally, the news about blue, orange and black lobsters stuck in my head lately. Did you know weird colored lobsters are rare but perfectly normal?!! Mind is blown.

  5. I rarely read the news these days..I only find out about the major stuff that happen. There are definitely a lot of depressing/negative things in the world today. I don't think there's anything wrong with not keeping up with the news. I mean, knowing and not knowing about something isn't a huge deal as you can't do anything about it anyway. Most of the time you won't be it's probably better to not know about things that will just make you have a more negative view on the world.
    Sometimes I miss being younger when life used to be more simple too.

  6. Uh it helps that I don't have a tv and when I do watch the news I can't understand three-quarters of the Chinese being babbled (too advanced). And the only thing I'm watching now is Olympics.

    Whoa Spicy Color! That's from Korea!!! :P