By Tom Stafford 29 July When you read the news, sometimes it can feel like the only things reported are terrible, depressing events. Why does the media concentrate on the bad things in life, rather than the good?
But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. That's why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles which require thinkingwe can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind.
Today, we have reached the same point in relation to information that we faced 20 years ago in regard to food. Take the following event borrowed from Nassim Taleb. What does the news media focus on?
The person in the car. Where he came from. Where he planned to go. How he experienced the crash if he survived. But that is all irrelevant. The structural stability of the bridge. That's the underlying risk that has been lurking, and could lurk in other bridges.
News leads us to walk around with the completely wrong risk map in our heads. So terrorism is over-rated. Chronic stress is under-rated. The collapse of Lehman Brothers is overrated.
Fiscal irresponsibility is under-rated. We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press. Bankers and economists — who have powerful incentives to compensate for news-borne hazards — have shown that they cannot.
Out of the approximately 10, news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that — because you consumed it — allowed you to make a better decision about a serious matter affecting your life, your career or your business.
But people find it very difficult to recognise what's relevant. The relevant versus the new is the fundamental battle of the current age.(as in "not a bad singer" or "not a bad movie").
Or as the example mentioned:"you don't look too/so bad yourself ", which means that you look good too. Most of us have used litotes at some point or another in our lives when we compliment someone in this manner or talk about a movie, a song or anything such using this kind of an expression.
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We cant recieve phone today and cash only.. Come and cheer up us:(English (US) Español; Français (France) 中文(简体). News works like a drug. As stories develop, we want to know how they continue. With hundreds of arbitrary storylines in our heads, this craving is increasingly compelling and hard to ignore.
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