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Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Have you ever found the news really depressing? Since it comes on every day on numerous channels, it’s pretty hard to avoid. What I want to know is, why do we always find bad things interesting and not good things?

The principal at my senior high school mentioned to me once that he was frustrated that the local news paper didn’t want to print the honor roll results. He said that if he went and molested one of the students it would make it on the front page but they wouldn’t put student accomplishments anywhere in there. The news is exactly the same. I think I’ve seen one maybe two positive stories in my life. All I ever hear about is murders, rapes, beatings, robberies, cheating politicians.

If you think about it, pop culture magazines are the same way too. Celebrities doing drugs, cheating on their spouses, maybe having a baby, maybe getting married, a lot of maybes and a lot of rumors – it’s great not being famous. But still, why can’t we be interested in good things? Why can’t we just be happy for people and not have to feel sorry for they all the time? Why oh why oh why?

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  • mainja Monday, August 23, 2004, 4:58 pm

    ’cause warm and fuzzy doesn’t sell. it would be really nice if it did. but it doesn’t. anyway, people like to hear that they have it better than other people. hmmm. apparently i’m a little pessemistic tonight…