I want to give up news

After the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday 18 September I want to take the advice from this article “News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier” by Rolf Dobelli and give up news for a year as an experiment.

According to that article:

  • News misleads.
  • News is irrelevant.
  • News has no explanatory power.
  • News is toxic to your body.
  • News increases cognitive errors.
  • News inhibits thinking.
  • News works like a drug.
  • News wastes time.
  • News makes us passive.
  • News kills creativity.

Until then I want to keep up to date with how the Yes campaigns wants to dismantle my country.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “I want to give up news”

    1. It took me at least 20 minutes to realise Gareth didn’t mean the same thing by “my country” as my instinctive reaction.

      And to think I blew in from God’s other country (in 1993, originally).

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