To what extent is the negative media, media biases responsible for depression? - Ecotrain Question of the Week
Most depressing headline ever!
My grandfather hanged himself, my father was a manic-depressive and I´m also no happy-go-lucky kid.
So any feelings of unwellness I could quite easily and credibly blame on genetics.
But we all know it´s the media´s fault.
We are so out of contact with ourselves, we can´t even muster up a decent depression on our own, we have to watch Fox News for some greater achievement in that realm.
It´s the media´s fault because they´re so fucking negative, if only they would bring a few more pictures of baby kissing politicians, I would feel already much better.
Now I hate to roast your snowflake, but the media is not really in the mental health business,
but in the business of selling ad space.
And in order to do that, they need to get the attention of an audience.
So a headline about Hitler playing with Blondie (his dog, not the singer, you moron!) does go only so far, but “The Führer in a Liberated Danzig“ is a whole different ball game.
An examplar of the most dangerous species on the planet.
To the right a German Shepherd.
Scientific evidence seems to indicate that the media is not really responsible for depression in its users or we would probably see a lot more ads for anti-depressants, because that would be a phantastic business model, cause the disease and deliver the remedy.
Now that´s a modus operandi usually rampant with politicians.
Offer a solution to a problem you have caused in the first place.
Like in Germany: let in a bunch of unvetted individuals and then come up with the most police empowering laws since the Nazis to give back a feeling of security to the German people.
Now if I read about stuff like this I usually don´t get depressed, I get angry.
A surge of righteous indignation is pulsing through my arteries.
And as long as you´re angry, as long as your blood pressure is a bit hyper, you won´t get depressed.
Anger is the Prozac of the poor!
So fuck the media, fuck the politicians with their divide et impera, bat shit crazy, silly games!
Feeling better already?
If a dog bites a man, that´s no news. If a man bites a dog, that´s news!
There you have it, media analysis in a nutshell.
It´s all about getting the attention, about baiting the click, not about depressing your audience, because depressed people click less.
You want to have your audience tremble in some kind of delightful horror, let it delve into the stuff they normally don´t do themselves, the rapes, the murders, the genocides and the occasional Nipplegate, lots of celebrity bullshit, because God is dead and man in his search for meaning has found the Kardashians.
So the media is probably an outlet for all your shadowy stuff, so you don´t have to act out on it, you don´t have to shoot up them schools yourself, just let some American psycho do it.
And then you can feel so much better about yourself, that´s not depression, that´s catharsis, successful shadow boxing.
The good news is that not all bad news are fake news!
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