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Post Reply The world....is it as bad as the media makes it seem?
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Yes, yes it is.
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bad news is mostly reported


No, the news media on television is dedicated to making their channels to make a mountains out of mole hills. The fact of the matter is the news media on the television will turn a innocent story, into a 'child killed by parents' which is false in itself cause reading the actual article, or watching the hole story. You will find out that no-one got killed, just a parent has lied to their child. By the way, I just a made up that story. But, either or..back to the matter at hand here. News channels love making any story seem worse than the story really is. I have seen/ lived on the 'dark side' of the community offline. But, even their community is not like "lets make the world burn" like stereo typical criminals are portraid in most areas and I do get the reason why for it. But, most of those people have a reason for their action, most are actions which would make them a 'wanna be anti-hero" but, they are failing to realize how wrong those action are actually are/ would be. I.E. One of my ex-friends who was amoung those type of people, burnt a person house down because they thought their girlfriend was cheating on him. But, she never really did....she did after though xD But, either or...The news has a right to their own opinions and all. But, the news does make mountains out of mole hills, that is a real fact.
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DetectiveAlex wrote:

Dude, the world is a lot worse than how the media makes it seems. Here's a disturbing fact for you: in 2011, there was a rape every six minutes. A murder every forty minutes. Sounds bad? Yes. It is. Are all of these reported? Nope. And they shouldn't is in my opinion, but such be life.

SOURCE: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/standard-links/national-data


This. It's worse than you think. The media only covers a tiny percentage of the pain and suffering in the world. Kids arms hacked off and forced to dig for diamonds in Africa. The disturbingly high rate of human trafficking from Asia. If you look too closely you'll spend your days crying and nothing else.
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media can only tell you half truth's, because most people don't want hear the bad stuff
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I do not always agree with the media. But the world is MUCH worse than the media makes it seem. Count yourself lucky that you don't have to experience it.
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No, the world is significantly better than it once was.
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I don't watch TV. What TV portrays is a false reality.
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Television programming that is endorsed by scholars does portray reality, though.
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lordseth23 wrote:

Television programming that is endorsed by scholars does portray reality, though.


Agree... and to ad on there are some really good programming however 99% of TV nowadays is just rubbish
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Mainstream television is conditioning for consumerism.
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Depends on what viewpoint your looking from. Technology has brought both happiness and sadness.
And regarding the news, yes i would say they make it seem pretty bad. Hardly any happy news on the media.
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DetectiveAlex wrote:

Dude, the world is a lot worse than how the media makes it seems. Here's a disturbing fact for you: in 2011, there was a rape every six minutes. A murder every forty minutes. Sounds bad? Yes. It is. Are all of these reported? Nope. And they shouldn't is in my opinion, but such be life.

SOURCE: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/standard-links/national-data


Those are surely facts that would make it hard for me to sleep at night.....


Ronule wrote:

Honestly I think the world is better now than it really ever has been. Yeah, it may not seem so, but that's because you can see all the bad that happens with ease thanks to the internet and the media. If you crack open a history book or take a class you can quickly see that things used to suck and suck bad back in the old times.

Example: Thanks to fiction (as much as I love it, it is guilty) we like to think of eras such as medieval times as fairly romantic periods with knights, damsels and chivalrous heroes who save the day. In reality... there was poverty, disease, war, rape, slavery, even harsher class systems and nobody gave a damn about you if you weren't a noble. Now some of the aforementioned still exist today, that is true, however we now classify them as problems that need to be solved whereas then, they were kinda considered the norm and nobody really cared much to stop it.


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If you put your attention on the darkness, more and more of it shall surround you. If you fill your heart with a desire for love beyond imagination, and then release that to the universe, the universe will lead you to the path to find it.

I have a strong will, and so when I sought to discover the darkest this world has to offer so that I could understand the extent of suffering on this planet, it continuously went far deeper into an abyss of hopelessness than I could ever imagine. Every time I thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. It can always get darker, there are no limits. Whatever you imagine can be a possibility in some shape or form. It may not be in the form that you imagine, but the depth of darkness you imagine will manifest in a form that fits with the collective consciousness. Extreme things don't happen in the public eye because people doubt the possibility of such things. But for those who believe, there is all kinds of dark things lurking just out of sight that would resemble all kinds of dark fantasies.

Just like this, there is magical love and light beyond what most would dare hope for. It doesn't manifest widespread because so many doubt. We create our own realities. Some live in a world where magic is real, while many just dream of it.

It takes a lot to break free from the holds of the collective consciousness and a life time of conditioning to find such magic, be it dark or light. You have to be what you wish to experience.

Just watching so many of these stories on this website about love and hope makes a big difference for the world. From my studies, I'd assure you that this planet has recently made a shift towards the light after thousands of years of darkness. However, you have to seek the light yourself if you wish to experience it. You will not know the light and the extent of it's glory until you do. It must be experienced to be understood. The universe will give you love and light only to the extent that you are open to receive it. Bit by bit, it can lead you gently to a more and more open heart.

There is still a tremendous amount of destruction happening as the old system begins to crumble and lose it's hold. Those who do not embrace the opportunity that is here will be swept away along with it. Where light shines, darkness can not exist.

I encourage everyone to keep dreaming of love, and to believe with all that they have that their dreams may come true. However, don't hold them in your heart desperately, you must feel them with all you have, as if you have them now, and then surrender that dream to the universe so that it can give it back to you. If you don't let it go, your still carrying it within and there's no room for it to come to you without.

Let go and be at peace with everything, and the universe will express to you infinite peace in everything you experience.
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If you put your attention on the darkness, more and more of it shall surround you. If you fill your heart with a desire for love beyond imagination, and then release that to the universe, the universe will lead you to the path to find it.

I have a strong will, and so when I sought to discover the darkest this world has to offer so that I could understand the extent of suffering on this planet, it continuously went far deeper into an abyss of hopelessness than I could ever imagine. Every time I thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. It can always get darker, there are no limits. Whatever you imagine can be a possibility in some shape or form. It may not be in the form that you imagine, but the depth of darkness you imagine will manifest in a form that fits with the collective consciousness. Extreme things don't happen in the public eye because people doubt the possibility of such things. But for those who believe, there is all kinds of dark things lurking just out of sight that would resemble all kinds of dark fantasies.

Just like this, there is magical love and light beyond what most would dare hope for. It doesn't manifest widespread because so many doubt. We create our own realities. Some live in a world where magic is real, while many just dream of it.

It takes a lot to break free from the holds of the collective consciousness and a life time of conditioning to find such magic, be it dark or light. You have to be what you wish to experience.

Just watching so many of these stories on this website about love and hope makes a big difference for the world. From my studies, I'd assure you that this planet has recently made a shift towards the light after thousands of years of darkness. However, you have to seek the light yourself if you wish to experience it. You will not know the light and the extent of it's glory until you do. It must be experienced to be understood. The universe will give you love and light only to the extent that you are open to receive it. Bit by bit, it can lead you gently to a more and more open heart.

There is still a tremendous amount of destruction happening as the old system begins to crumble and lose it's hold. Those who do not embrace the opportunity that is here will be swept away along with it. Where light shines, darkness can not exist.

I encourage everyone to keep dreaming of love, and to believe with all that they have that their dreams may come true. However, don't hold them in your heart desperately, you must feel them with all you have, as if you have them now, and then surrender that dream to the universe so that it can give it back to you. If you don't let it go, your still carrying it within and there's no room for it to come to you without.

Let go and be at peace with everything, and the universe will express to you infinite peace in everything you experience.


This massive post, is now apart of my favorite quotes
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The world is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.

It is what you make of it.
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