Richmond Times-Dispatch

Helping others tunes out socialmedi­a’s ‘white noise’



When you stop to think about it, most social media is rather anti-social.

The “news” there can be misleading and, if taken seriously, can disrupt your common sense and rational thinking.

Try a different approach: Buy a trial subscripti­on to a newsmagazi­ne and a newspaper. You will discover thoughts and events that you can digest through one article at a time.

This should be a relief from all the “white noise” that invades your mind and mood from electronic media sources.

Stop and think of several people and events that lately have given you a smile. Now go out and do something for someone, volunteer, contribute.

Doesn’t that make you feel a bit better than paying attention to all the tabloid news? MARSHALL JOHNSON.


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