It's happened again, folks. The news cycle, on a break from usual dourness, has taken a turn for the morbid. A slew of horrible things have taken place at once, at home, around the world, and in our collective consciousness. Among those with the luxury to do so, many have simply switched off, constructing a bubble of sensory insulation around them. In all honesty, who can blame them?
The news is there to point out the problems, the crimes and injustices in our society so we can be more aware. It's problem oriented. But in problem infested societies such as ours, they do often take a turn for the unbearable. The antidote, or rather, the "therapeutic" to this torturous existence may just exist in a shift of approach. Lately, I've found myself seeking out the solution oriented approach in my thinking, my perception of society, and even my consumption of content. I'm grateful for the existence of these ideas, but I do wish solutions, as opposed to problems, occupied my news feed and found viral popularity more often. It wouldn't alter reality, but it would definitely make it more palatable. Who could say no to that?