How to Overcome Your Brain's Fixation on Bad Things
Journalists are more eager to focus on the bad news since it affects everyone - we're all afraid of dying or being hurt.
We need to disallow ourselves to always watch mass media news. Don't wallow in the coverage of a terrible event. Although awful, they're also isolated events. In contrast, people on social media tend to share more positive stories. Curate your news feed to include more positive stories.
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