Personally, kind of a “meh” year. Looking out at the world? Completely depressing. Way too much hate, war, death, and destruction for my taste.
Star Wars provided a fantastic three hour respite from it all, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. (I think it stands alone fine so it’s OK if you haven’t seen any of the others.)
I’m ready to put 2015 in the rear view mirror, and I doubt I’m the only one.
But I have high hopes for 2016, and I hope it brings everyone peace, prosperity, and happiness.
We could all use it.
Yes, we could. Here’s hoping.
In 201…4(?), I made it until I think June without watching any television news. Completely cold turkey on my CNN problem. Then Ferguson happened and there went that.
But anyway, having a self-imposed media quasi-blackout was so good. Less war, less gunfire, less political fighting, less Don Lemon. It was really nice. And I signed up for a bunch of “positive news” feeds to counteract the newspapers.
I really should do that again. Find the biggest source of the sads and ragies and just cut it out.
Not the worst idea I’ve ever heard – problem being that I have a BIG hangup about “knowing what is going on in the world” – I get genuinely pissed off at myself when I don’t feel like I’m at least moderately up to date on current events. (Note to brain: get over that.)
Maybe I can find a middle ground of “every shitty story, I go find a good/cat-related story” or something like that for the year.
I’m super like that, too — my parents met working in the same newspaper office, and I grew up hanging around the newsroom in the summer — but I find that television news works me up waaay more than print. Reading the newspaper is a lot less emotional. Plus, no screaming pundits and people talking over each other. Or Don Lemon.