Could the current 'mental health crisis'. especially among young people, be about too much information? I have said before that I don't believe human beings are designed to cope with the world's bad news on the hour every hour 24/7. How do we decide who to listen to? And what information to trust?
I was very interested in what Madeleine Albright has to say in her new book.
It reminds me of this quote (attributed to Edmund Burke)
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
It makes me feel I have to be engaged. Perhaps I too am an optimist who worries a lot!
Meanwhile I limit my news to once a day maximum, at a time of my own choosing. I find 'Beyond 100 Days' from BBC1 interesting. I'll intersperse with regular Mozart days though...
Balance is everything and the point of balance is different for everyone. It's up to us to find our own.
(Thank you M for that link)