Why is it so?
I have observed this strange thing, that whenever we open a newspaper, or read anything we could see the bad things outnumbers the good things. Even in my blog, there are more posts on what was going wrong than right. If it was true means, we were living in a hell. But I don’t think that situation has gone that worse. Was the more bad news means nothing going right in this world? Or are we celebrating the bad things than the right ones? Or are we pointing out the mistakes to correct them? Or is it a human nature to take notice of the bad things more easily?
In the past 6 months if we take the newspaper means most of the headlines are about 26/11 terrorist attack, fall of Satyam, economic recession, Obama’s victory and some other. Other things just faded from my memory. Even the newspapers which celebrated the Obama’s Victory were not publishing the news of how Obama plans to tackle the recession in the front page. It was being published in the world news. Compare the Obama’s victory with the terrorist attacks. After the 26/11 terrorist attacks, it has been the front page news for more than 10 days. But Obama has got the first page when he has won the elections and when he has take over the presidency from George Bush Jr. Even the state elections which are happened during the same period(terrorist attacks) were not got the same coverage. Then every news like India’s investigation, giving the dossier to Pakistan and now Pakistan’s reply relating to the 26/11 attacks has hit the headlines. As per the newspapers, they say that they will provide the news in which the public were more interested, which subsequently improve the circulation of the paper. So, were people like to read about tragedies than nice things?
Above, I have said about the English newspapers. If we come to regional newspapers (I am going to write about this with regard to Tamil), it will be full of murders, rape and kidnaps. Even the world news, it will be mostly filled up with the war in Israel – Palestine, Srilanka… Then take the business column, it will give importance to job cuts and not the increase hiring rates, losses than the profits. Was that the only things happening around the world? Even if the take the films, the one with the dark themes were getting the praise from the critics. Was that means that the peoples hearts are made of stone? Or are they never want to know the good things?
When I try to search about the best practices being followed in elections by various countries, I am not able to get the desired pages. But if search for Guantanamo bay jail or whale killings there are abundant information in the first page itself. Is there is any kind of shortage for goodness in this world now? Even if we see, we are talking about how good is the past years of our life or our country or our world. But when it comes to present means, we are saying like, everything is bad. Even at times we don’t have a bright idea about future. Even after 5 years we will say how good 2009 is.. forgetting about the economic recession, terrorist attacks, pink slips and we will remeber only the good things. That is the human nature. It keeps on talk about the present worries and compares it with the goods of the past. If it is so, why don’t we enjoy those now. Why wait for 5 years to pass on?It’s my observation.
Then again, if you are expecting only something that are going good in my blog from now, I have only one thing to say, “I AM A HUMAN. AND I WILL KEEP WORRYING ABOUT THE PRESENT”. After all, I have to prove my observation, right????????? 😀 :D. Kidding yaar……….
PS: I have decided to post some good things which are happening around us, which may inspire us to be happy and bury our worries 🙂