BREAKING NEWS!!! The Sky is not Falling

Real Estate Agent with Realty World Alliance

Watching the news is how I start every morning. A year ago it was all I watched. It had been my way of life for 4 years while my son was in the Marine Corp. When he was deployed in Iraq I even slept with the TV on Fox news. Even though I knew if something happened to him there was an agreement between the news stations andthe DOD not to report until the family had been notified. It became my addiction.

He has been home for a year now and I have weaned my way down to first thing in the morning, 3:00 so I can see how the market closed, 6:00 just in case, and 10:00 what if the world stopped spinning and I didn't feel it.

So what would it be like if they took the 24 hour news cycle and filled it with fun stuff like a good car chase in LA they always have the best ones. Or strange stories about zoo animals escaping. Just anything but the constant doom and gloom. Every news channel. No bad news for 3 days.

We can always change the channel and stop watching but what if we had no choice. No bad news to be found.

Would the mood of the public change? Would people start to feel hopefull again?



Comments (8)

Karl Peidl
Moorestown, NJ
Accredited Loan Consultant

Denise - Thanks for visiting your my blog.  I'm glad your son returned safely from his service in Iraq.  Without brave men and women like him, I would not be able to do any of the things I do in my life.

I hope not to be percieved as synical, but many people would be disappointed to not receive any bad news.  Its why we all have to look at the car wreck as we drive by.

Dec 10, 2008 02:41 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Denise, Oh, you hit the nail on the much gloom and doom on the regular news - it is absolutely, positively depressing.  So glad for you that your son is home now.  I try to watch as little of the news as I can. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 10, 2008 03:14 AM
Denise Gray
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Realtor SRES, Wichita Kansas Homes

Karl and Sandy,

Thanks for your warm comments on my son. He's my youngest and also my Hero.

Dec 10, 2008 03:28 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

There are so many good stories out there, I don't see why they cannot make more of an effort to run them, although perhaps they have tried and found people don't turn in to good news?  I don't know, but it can be discouraging.

God bless your son for his service;  as a military wife, I know the sacrifices the family makes.  Military folks are very special.

Dec 10, 2008 03:32 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Yes, and yes.

My wise old grandmother adopted me when I was 10, and each Thursday I would look forward to a newspaper coming in the mail. It was called "Grit." It had nothing but positive news in it, uplifting stories, etc. I really do believe that Grit is the reason why very little affects me in today's world, especially if I have no control over it anyway. By staying Pleasant, Polite, Personable, Positive, and Professional, and surrounding myself with the same type of people, life is pretty good.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 29, 2008 08:46 PM
Linda Tremblay
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc, PA License #AB065488 - Doylestown, PA
Associate Broker - Bucks County, PA Real Estate Services

Bad news sells apparently, but I would sure rather read some good news.   The newspaper Russell talked about above named "Grit" sounds good.

Dec 30, 2008 10:22 AM
Denise Gray
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Realtor SRES, Wichita Kansas Homes

Russel do you know if they still have this newspaper?

Linda let's see if Russel can hook us up.

Susan thank you and your husband for your service.

Dec 30, 2008 03:48 PM
Marty Remo
RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro - Monroe, NY
HV Home Team

Bad news seems to lead to bad attitudes and I really hurts all of us. Isn't there anything positive to concentrate on?

Dec 31, 2008 11:45 PM