Originally posted by @mchill
Since most news outlets dwell on bad news, this begs an interesting question:
Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?
In a work environment and raising children it’s been proven that positive reenforcement works better than punishment.
However, as pointed out, it does seem to be that despots and dictatorships rule by using the same tactics in the media.
All in all, I think a shift of focus may be better.
Say there’s 10 important stories 3 of which are good news and 7 which are bad.
And the news has time for 8 stories.
They’ll generally pick 7 bad news stories and end with one good news story.
Perhaps they could add an extra good news story and drop one of the bad news ones?
Not sure if that would make things better though.
Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian teenager.
Charles the kitty saved from tree.
Hurricane detroys 2000 homes.
Burning crosses found in pro-abortionist’s garden.
Thw flowers are sweetly blooming in Scotland.
Brexit economic nightmare
Well, could work.