Given the choice between being what news-addicts would call “ignorant” – but genuinely enjoying my life – and being “informed” – with the resultant depression and despondency – I know which I’d choose.
And yet it’s very tempting to think that if you want to be a good person, you should take the things you see and hear on “the news” seriously.
That you should put your personal, subjective experience second, because you think that some stories told to you by a corporation are more objectively important than the thoughts in your own head.
Don’t. You get to decide what’s important to you – nobody else has that right.
Watch the news if you like – maybe you enjoy it. Just don’t let it become more important to you than your actual life. That’s tragic.