Over the past few months I have been learning about Stoicism, and how the philosophy interacts with modern life.
The more you look into it, and learn about it, the more you come across quotes like the one above.
While I do agree that we shouldn’t be spending time arguing about what a “good man” should be, if we already aren’t one. I also don’t think we should be allowing the media to draw so much of our focus onto those who are behaving in ways they shouldn’t.
Now I do understand that this has to do with negativity bias, and that the media is using that to sell papers/magazines/get clicks, though that doesn’t mean that we should allow them to do it.
That being said, I am not going to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing, because that is not my place to. What I will do is tell you what I would like to see.
I would like to see us spending more time looking for the good in the world, rather than the bad.
To do that, we may need to stop letting the mainstream media influence our view on the world.
How you do that is up to you.
Though, imagine how different your life would be if you stop buying what the “media” is selling?
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