I often find myself flipping through the channels while watching the news and I find myself constantly checking out the newscast. I think the news usually has a lot to do with politics and current events, but it just seems to be the news.
It’s true. The news is an essential part of our lives, but it’s the news that often makes us miss things. Every week there are a few stories that, for a variety of reasons, we skip. For example, we’re constantly getting bombarded by messages about the recent terror attacks in Italy that took the lives of more than 230 people. I get a little ticked off by these stories because they seem a little out of place.
I suppose it’s understandable. For the most part we’re used to the news and have been for many years now. The news is something we take for granted, and I don’t think we realize how much it affects us. The news comes at us in bursts as different stories are in the news. For example, every morning we get a call from our local news station and its a lot of chatter.
I think the most effective news we get is if we don’t pay attention to it. We don’t pay attention to the news because we have a hard time focusing on it, but we still get it. For example, in Italy the entire town of Arezzo was under siege by the mafia for months. News people were there all the time, but they were just so busy talking about all the news of the day that they were oblivious to all of the people dying in that town.
One of our favorite moments was when the news people were caught in the middle of a firefight between the police and the mafia. The police were holding back the mob while they set the fire. The news reporter was stuck in the middle of the firefight and didn’t know how to deal with it. He called for backup, and the mob guys ran to help him and they used the police as a makeshift shield.
It is a fact that the most violent acts in America occur in the third-to-fifth years of life (the most violent deaths occur in the fifth-to-seventh decade). And while we can’t really know when someone is murdered, we can observe trends. According to our own research, the deaths of people who were born in the last decade of life are about as likely to be violent as those born in the first decade.
According to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which tracks murders in every state and every county in the country, the fifth to seventh decade of life are the ones that are the most violent. The people in this age group are more likely to be victims of murder than those in the first decade.
Why? Because when you’re in your seventh decade of life, you’ve likely faced some of the most difficult challenges in your life. You may have had a lot of health problems, or you may have been a victim of rape, or you may have had a debilitating disease that makes you feel completely helpless at times. All of these things may have led to the death of someone you loved. The more painful you’ve been, the more likely you are to feel helpless and powerless to stop them.
The problem comes when you feel helpless and powerless. This happens when you realize that you have no control over the situation; that you cant stop it, or stop it from happening, or change its course. When you feel like youre helpless and powerless, you tend to feel like you dont have a choice.
This is why the idea of choosing your own destiny (or fate) is so important. This is why the idea that we cant control our own circumstances is so frustrating. These days, we tend to think about our circumstances in terms of certain outcomes, even though, as a matter of fact, most circumstances are something along the lines of “I have to do this.” It is true that we can, in fact, shape our circumstances.