Sharing Bad News, Really?
I wrote an article Bad News, How to Handle but this addresses a different
Do you pass on bad new or not?
How do you answer that question?
What is Your Intention?
Is your intention to make the environment dangerous like the media does?
Does the information you spread contain a solution?
Are you truly trying to alert others?
Do you also offer solutions or only bad new about situations?
What is the overall survival value of your information?
Does it create more upset or action to improve the situation?
These are questions I try to weigh when I'm spreading information! By the
way, I have erred in applying my own policies.
I attempt to only do what is the greatest good for the greatest number of
people with the least harm!
If something is true does that mean you must share it? Why?
Does the sharing of a truth improve more than it upsets?
If sharing a truth, harms more people, more areas of life than it help, why
would it be shared?
What if the neighbor had been untrue to his wife? There had been a
tremendous upset but they had worked it out.
Do you spread the news about his acts of transgressions?
Yes its interesting but is it right?
The media violates this routinely. Worse than that, they outright lie. Their
lies are always destructive. They offer NOTHING to humanity to aid survival!
The media profits from destruction, death, suffering which I call simple plain
See related article How News Media is used to Control Us.
I share a lot of sources of information. I often share data from sources I
trust without fully researching.
This has come back and bitten be a few times :-)
But I try to evaluate, is what I doing more helpful than harmful?
Statistics are often made up, so I'll guess. I put out 99% truthful information.
That pretty good I'd say.
Does the Information offer solutions?
A lot of the information I share does give useful information.
Some merely says watch out for this situation which can be useful.
By the way, I have solutions for many of man's problems. See related article
Complex Vs Simple.
I try not to present bad news that only upsets. I've erred and done this.
I apologize in advance for doing it in the future should I err again.
Volume of Information
I have Tweeted almost 300,000 times.
One percent error would be 3,000 but it's not that high because many of
those tweets have been other communications.
Another guessed statistic is that I've sent out bad data 100 times in almost
four years of tweeting. I think that is far to high but I may not have
discovered all of my errors. But still only 100 out of 300,000 is a very good
The future is bright! The media paints it as death and doom. Did you notice
how we survived the Mayan calender’s end?
I'm putting forth a brilliant future. I am here to share information,
positiveness, and cheer. That is my intention.
Let me know if I can assist you! I probably can!
Together let us build a better world for all. See related article New
Should you be curious, I have listed various other points that you may find
of interest. They may or may not be directly related to this or other articles
beyond survival of humanity and the rights of men and women.
©2012 by Carl Watts/CarlWattsArtist.com 020413