By Alanna Ketler
It is no surprise that the mainstream media and news try to keep us locked in a state of fear. This is why we are constantly seeing and hearing about war, mass shootings, bombings, terrorism and any other particularly fearful or gruesome thing you can think of. Sure, they could just be trying to keep ratings up, but it seems that the programming that is put out in the mainstream news has a different agenda altogether and that is, quite simply to keep us in a state of fear.
Don’t you ever wonder why we don’t often hear about all of the incredible, good, positive, inspiring stories as much, specifically from the mainstream media ? There are a lot of really amazing things that are happening in our world lately, things that certainly deserve more mainstream media coverage, but instead it just feels like we are hit with more school shootings, more war, more bombs, more plane crashes and yes, more fear.
Mr. Roger’s, perhaps one of the most revolutionary television icons of our time, had an important piece of wisdom that was passed down to him by his mother when he would watch scary or more violent scenes in movies or on the T.V. Check it out,[iframe src=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRepresentUs%2Fvideos%2F2363371070343417%2F&show_text=0&width=463″ width=”463″ height=”476″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true” allowFullScreen=”true”]
So simple, yet so profound.
When we hear about all of the horrific things that are happening in the world, it can be easy to fall into a place of despair, we might say something like, “Well the world is messed anyways, there’s not much I can do about it.” Or you may just feel that it’s going down and it’s out of your control. The advice from Mr. Roger’s tells us that instead of focussing on the problem, and the fear, worry, sadness and despair, that we should instead be looking at the solution. To those who are doing their part to help those in need, the helpers, the fire fighters, the paramedics, all of the people who rush to the scene when someone is injured or hurt and trying to help. By doing this, as Mr, Roger’s says we won’t lose hope.
Despite all of the perceived “bad” or “evil” in this world, there is still a lot of “good,” and many people who are doing whatever they can to help ease these difficult situations. Always focus on the helpers, this way you will not lose hope.
This article (It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, Because of a Clip of Mr. Rogers Calling Out Mainstream Media) was originally published on Collective Evolution and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.