For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

In two different worlds on the same planet

My friend lives in a terrible world. I spoke to her and she lives in a world of rape war and hunger. Fear to live. I live in a world of intrigue and wonder so I was naturally curious how her world was so so bad.

We are near neighbors in the same city, how can my world be so so different to hers? I asked her; 'Where is all this happening?' 'Where do you get your information?' Well - she gets it from the news and on TV. "That is the real world, so full of bad people!" She informed me of this with a saddened tremble in her voice.

I wonder though as her "real world" is on TV and mine is by the waterside where I name the fish.. Which world is the real one?

Peoples real world consists of nothing remotely real and they import fear and anguish into it.

The bad people it seems produce TV shows! And may I suggest that if it has not happened yet, you put your TV on ebay and use the proceeds to buy, well, nothing springs to mind.. with no adverts telling me what I need to buy to better my life I'm a little at loss to find what I need money for.

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Tao Wow | Daily Cup of Tao

2 comments:

Leon Basin said...

One of my favorite posts here!:) Just beautiful and so on point! Thank you so much. Glad you posting again.

baroness radon said...

I once read a study that indicated that people who watch news and a lot of TV greatly overestimate crime statistics, compared to people who are far less "informed."