“To everything in life there must be a balance.”
I’m sure that everyone has heard that, in one form or another. I’ve also realized that if one listens to sad music too long, they get sadder. Even too much happy “Barney the Purple Dinosaur” music can keep us from considering the real ugly things that do exist. So with this in mind, I propose a Nothing But Good News channel. The NBGN would be a way to get away from what’s wrong with the world and a chance to rediscover what is right, kind and exceptional about humankind.
We should not replace the evening news BUT a little balance would be good for our spirits. I think the single biggest problem today is the feeling of doom and hopelessness. There are so very many great things going on. Our kids are not ALL spoiled, our country is not SO divided that we cannot come together and our hearts are not THAT bitter when we realize how generous we can be with our neighbors in need.
The advertising on that channel would prohibit:
- Lawyers looking for lawsuits.
- Doctors offering plastic surgery solutions and anti-aging products.
- Any messages from specific religious or political groups.
The programming would have an interest in the positive natural human condition, how we are all alike, and anything that concerns family togetherness, healthy choices, and sharing. Pointing out our differences would be positive and informative.
“All I needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten.” Such a poignant statement.
Wouldn’t it be grand for kids to see more examples of our goodness, as a balance to , what frightens and angers us? I know they are watching and listening. Makes me cringe when I consider the kind of messages they must be receiving from the News channels alone. It’s gotta be pretty scary for kids these days. Hope we can find many ways to add more optimism to their view of the future world. I think a Good News channel would be a fine start.