Why not celebrate positivity, and avoid highlighting negativityIt is news on negativity that abounds around us, especially after the pandemic has struck. Even before that there was no dearth of sensationalising and highlighting negative happenings. But now it has breached all boundaries. Negativity is marketed, spread and monetised by whoever benefits from it, especially the media and political sector and vested interests.
Due to the negativity, a lot of people have been affected. They feel helpless, demotivated and undergo depression and feel sick and vulnerable in some way. Children who are already under stress of not able to play and meet their friends get more scared by seeing negative prophesies and forecasts.
Even though there are any number of positive, encouraging, inspiring and motivating happenings around us, mostly they are ignored or even hidden and suppressed from coming to people's attention and view.
Instead of highlighting the number of Covid cases, why can't they report and highlight about the number of recoveries? Why can't they highlight stories of weak and old people recovering fast and going back to their routine? Today I read about the remarkable fast recovery of a woman who had only one lung functional, but recovered from Covid. There are many cases where centenarians and nonagenarians affected by Covid recovered fast and without any complications. Why should the media instill unnecessary fear and scare in people's minds.?
There are many people who volunteer to transport people to hospitals on time, help by cash and kind as needed, home deliver supplies and medicines. Common community kitchens, prayer halls converted as treatment centres etc. There is any such number of positive examples.
At least on our individual level let us try to celebrate positivity and not highlight negativity. That itself will bring positive results.