Seems timely to post this excerpt…
“I used to be a political junkie. I read the books, the newspapers, and the blogs. I watched the Sunday morning television shows where the politicians would face off with each other. I wanted to be informed, and I had a very strong opinion regarding what was right and how people should live.
As I was yelling at the TV one evening, my wife pointed out something profound — she mentioned that I did not seem to enjoy these political shows very much. Why was I watching them?
I did not have a good answer, other than somewhere, I had taken on the idea that being up to date with my government and politics was important. But when I went inward, the truth was clear — I did not feel good when connecting to politics.
Doing so made me feel angry, self-righteous, and frustrated.
When I realized all those negative feelings were self-inflicted, I began to tune into better-feeling subjects than politics.”
— From my book, The Very Cool Life Code: The 7 Keys For Unlocking a Life of Freedom, Ease, and Connection p 146.