We are bombarded with bad news every day. It did not use to be this way. You used to be able to watch the nightly news and learn about important events and things happening in and around your community. Somewhere along the way, it shifted to presenting every story in a negative tone with sensational, almost shocking language.
Hurricane Florence dumped a lot of rain last weekend and flooded much of the east coast. And we saw pictures like this everywhere. Did we see any pictures of the good things that were happening? Families baking for the neighborhood. Or friends helping each other to get through a tough time? Weather is not the only place where this bias is present.