Where is the remedy?

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

Way back in 2011 I wrote a post on the following affirmation:

Don't find fault. Find a remedy!

Some things do not change as much as we would like them to change. Listened to the news lately? Nobody is right according to the reporters. Their job is to create controversy and chaos without regard for the truth of the facts. Is that the problem?

Is the remedy reporting the facts and allowing us to make our own conclusions? Should we demand only the facts and not their personal opinions? Personally separating the facts from the fiction and opinion is too frustrating to attempt. And, that is not a remedy, it may be a part of the problem.

So things don't change! Enjoy your day.

Comments (14)

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

When it comes to the "news", I am like the ostrich with my head in the sand. My sanity cannot tolerate it.

Jun 08, 2023 03:27 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some people just like to complain and when it come to the news all they offer is sensationalism

Jun 08, 2023 03:43 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

That's a great affirmation! Just complaining without making an attempt to fix the problem doesn't accomplish much. Granted, some things we complain about are not things we can fix, but so often people do complain and then do nothing. Sometimes seeking out others who CAN help is the best remedy...like ARMS!!


Jun 08, 2023 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne- some things don't change. Many people have stopped listening to the news. Maybe those in the business will get the message. It's important for us to encourage critical thinking in our young people...to teach them to think and reason. 

Jun 08, 2023 08:08 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

It would certainly be nice if they'd report what went on and let us draw our own conclusions. WAY too much opinion in place of news - and way too many assumptions before the actual facts are in.

My solution is to stay away from the TV most of the time.

Jun 08, 2023 09:40 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

I began watching the BBC as a diversion from the crud we have in the US. There was typically done good wit too …. But alas, they are CNN East … all of the drama and none of the facts. They really hated Boris Johnson

Jun 08, 2023 10:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  when we came to this country in 1967 we discovered that the news did not cover World News.... only local US news.... and even that was tainted.... and lets add up the numbers in 56 years things did not improve rater it got worse, but that is just my two cents, Endre

Jun 08, 2023 10:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This continues to be very good advice.

Thanks, Wayne, for sharing some of your observations.

Jun 09, 2023 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would love to have the facts only. But adjectives abound and the news is now the opinion of those who provide it.

Jun 09, 2023 05:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - 0h my gosh, the timing for me to read this and compare to being streamed lined yesterday evening with a book author from Illinois who wrote about the 1968 Democratic Convention drives home your point very clearly. For starters the host and the author were not even born in 1968 or old enough to draw on information they read using their opinons about Walter Cronkite, Mayor Daley, and other well-known names and the PEOPLE involved in the demonstrations and what actually happened. As someone who lived through that era and in very close proximity to the 1968 events broadcast all over the world in 1968, I was shocked at how much misinformation was given with such strong convictions they were right about everything, including words used in the discussion that never existed in 1968 but are common today.  

Jun 09, 2023 05:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne - it has been said that history repeats itself. And it's often delivered with a twist or two.  As for criticism of many things that's turned a bit topsy-turvy too.  

Jun 09, 2023 07:01 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Wayne Martin 

The media has always been a problem as far back as media goes. In a perfect world, the media would only offer the "true" facts and NOT their opinion. Although there ARE legitimate reporters/journalists they usually find themselves at odds with their editorial managers/owners. Just look at Tucker Carlson.

Jun 09, 2023 07:34 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

The phrase also applies to problems that come up in life. 

Jun 10, 2023 09:10 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This is much easier to apply to things where we can actually effect a change in our personal lives.  But I am firm believer that if people thought this way in their personal life, they would soon wake up to the nonsense that we call news.  Once you focus on facts and solutions, you can't tolerate someone just aiming to push your buttons to feel a certain way.

Jun 13, 2023 02:11 PM