REDUCING STRESS OF LIFE
STOP WATCHING MEANINGLESS MEDIA
A recipe for sanity
Once upon a time there were rational newspapers run by thinking journalists. The aim was always to better society in all ways. The Pakistani Ideology was behind all these people. Then PTV came to Pakistan, and it too, followed same principles, setting standards, never set before in Pakistan. All good and everything in order. Then General Musharaff thought of bringing in mass media to Pakistan, in the hope that such a progress would be beneficial for the country.
Years later we now fully realize that it was an exercise in uselessness. The Breaking news phenomena has brought our nerves to an end. I can tell you the news for the next few decades of the Pakistani media. Bomb blasts, Strikes, Dharnas, empty promises, inauguration of useless public programmes, raise in prices of petrol, other things, cases against fellow politicians, opening of cases against corruption, quashing of cases against politicians, and what not? Full it up, there would be nothing else. Nothing else would be considered newsworthy. Elections, electoral fraud voting, you name it. There will be nothing new. Many days will be spent on speculating about the new person coming in various posts and after they have won, many days in talking of the right and wrong of choices.
What am I losing here? My peace of mind, as a first. My rationality, for a second. And thirdly, all my hopes for the future. My advice. Buy some DVDs of your choice and watch them. Grab some news on Al-Jazeera and Russia Today. And watch if you must, watch PTV world. It is still a blessing. And if you have time, talk to your parents, to your wife or husband, to your children. Share moral and ethical values. Relate stories of the past. Read Aesop Fables again and again. Buy story books from the past. Read some good novels. Start a history course. And if nothing else, take out your board of CARAM or even your sheets of LUDO. Relax. And nothing else, kiss your spouse good night and have plenty of good night sleep. Wake up fresh in the morning?
Erase media hype from your life, once for all!