Don’t Read the Papers Today, or any Day for that Matter

I have been out of town for some family matters so have not picked up the newspaper nor watched the news on television for over a week.

This morning I flipped through the Houston Post. How could I not be┬ádisappointed by what the IRS has done. What the government has done. They have all let us down, so removed from the “flyover” states that most of us live in.

I was reminded of this mixed media piece I did several years ago.

If you are a Bad Person you are a Bad Person Alone
If you are a Bad Person you are a Bad Person Alone

A gentleman from Africa who did some work for my mother┬ásaid that his father would say,” If you are a good person you are a person of the world. If you are a bad person you are a bad person alone.”

This piece, 24″ x 36″, bothered some of my viewers, maybe it hit too close to home.

I am guessing there are a lot of lonely people in D.C. and scattered throughout our IRS offices. I don’t want to be disappointed, but I am. Guess I should stop reading the papers again and be ignorant of what is going on. When I read and watch the news regularly it is from many sources so I can hear the slanted news from both directions. We should all be disappointed.

0 replies on “Don’t Read the Papers Today, or any Day for that Matter”

I find watching the news to be upsetting to me personally and am much happier when I do not bother. Much newscasts are devoted almost exclusively to negative stories and shocking imagery-I have found. I do not really enjoy seeing countless stories about crime or illness or war. Every once in a while there maybe an uplifting piece-but to me it’s not worth it to watch 30 min to a hour highlighting the same terrible events over and over again to see a five second segment on something good say neighbors building a ramp for an older handicapped woman. The news is negative in this way, I guess to attract ratings and viewers-which does not say much about the united states people as a whole. I’m not sure if it was always this bad or not-but when i skip it i rarely feel like i am missing out….maybe ignorance is bliss?

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