It’s about time we all had some good news
A QUICK look at the news right now reveals a pretty grim kaleidoscope of awfulness.
Whether it be news out of Hollywood, the citizenship debacle in Canberra, or the state election onslaught, it feels a little like we’ve been suffocated by a blanket of bad news lately.
But, as unlikely as it may seem, there are good things going on in the world at the moment too.
Did you hear that students at the University of Canberra are being treated to an on-campus petting zoo as part of a pre-exams stress-less initiative?
I also heard avocado prices are expected to drop as a record Australian harvest gets into gear. Yum. Perhaps millennials will finally be able to buy their own house this summer.
Good news isn’t just happening across the country though, it’s right here on our doorstep too.
In this paper alone we’ve got a story of a muddy past time bringing three generations together (page 28), a fitting tribute to our fallen soldiers (page 2) and don’t forget our three-page spread of students celebrating the end of their school days (pages 23–25).
While it’s important to acknowledge the sad and bad news and remain informed, it’s just as important to appreciate the good news, the progress, and the things we have to celebrate.
After all, how can we comprehend what’s wrong in the world if we don’t recognise when something is going right?