The Moral Compass of the Lost

Where do I begin ? Right and wrong , good bad or even indifferent ? Which of these words best describe your moral compass today ?, Of late especially , blame seems to be the single most discussed issue of our cultural differences today School shootings , movie theatres , mall shootings ........

SOooo! I have a suggestion , and people who are my age will remember this . Do you ever remember as a kid , 24/7 news ? NO , you dont do you ! We are under a spell of mass hysteria created by who ?.........Media , hollywood , government ? Let me ask you this , when you are old and sitting in the rocker [like me ] will you look back and say to yourself and the grandkids .............."Yes ..I ..really lived a good life "! Or will you say perhaps ,"If it wasn't for that damned TV! ,I would have lived a happy life !..............SOO are you ready for this ..........the ultime answer to ALL of your unhappiness today !.............KILL YOUR TV...! .......Great big hub hugs to all of U!

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Valid and insightful. So many would be lost if the boob tube were to be smashed to smithereens.

I choose a good book over a television program every time.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Remember Walter Cronkite? The real news, not just the opinion based news. The kind where they reported what was actually happening.

Then they television went off for the night.

I miss those day. They were not and never have been, but I still miss them

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Beckie .....Me too ! or writing , anythinng but todays media !........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes Michele , you are right ! One half hour of news a day max !..........there are too many idiots in media now !........Be vigilant sweety !

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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA

The 24/7 news cycle has got to be the most annoying of all! What made it hit home most recently for me was that the day after the national elections we were already being bombarded with, "Who will run in 2016?" Really????

When my kids were growing up, I cut off TV in our home for well over a year. They read, played board games (with each other and me), and we still managed to get the all "valuable" news through newspapers and magazines, and most surprising of all, they did not die!

Don't know if I could handle losing my television at this point in my life, though. I find that when I am not feeling well, it is a distraction from feeling sick all the time. If, however, I felt well enough to get up and cook, sew, garden, or even clean my house, maybe I would not be in such great need of a television...

You have, however, come up with a great idea!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Jillian , Great experiment ! Good for you and the kids , and now is it okay to ask if you are well and to wish you the best!.......Ed

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I remember when.......After the 11:00pm news....came the Flag and the Star Spangled Banner.......and the test pattern and sound. POOF! Gone. No TV till morning. and there were 3 to 5 channels, max....

We don't watch enough TV to resort to killing our poor flat screen.....We're up EARLY (bet. 4-5 a.m) and work all day....and to bed fairly early too!............UP+++

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Allright ! fpherj 1 , good for you , I enjoy some news , thats about in for me !..............:-}

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ImKarn23 4 years ago it something i said??? haha...

honestly, Cowboy - when i was working like 2 men and a small boy to feed the kiddies - i didn't even turn a tv on for probably....13 years! when i finally did again - i didn't even recognize it! The tv guide had grown as fat as the encyclopedia brittanica - and i immediately recognized the 24/7 news as being a HUGE problem! They don't report the news anymore - they create it - and they do it dressed like, well - whores! The men- on the other hand - maintain the highest professional standards - it makes me SICK! the entire cycle and the sheeple who suck it up like pablum..

sorry...ranting for


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greencha 4 years ago from UK

Hi, ahorseback, important issues you raise...I advise anyone to make the last programme they see on tv (before they break it),is called 'Breaking The Set',-Abby Moore -on Russia today....Regards..

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Greencha ! Okay I'll try to find that one , thanks for the info !

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greencha 4 years ago from UK

ahorseback-hows the weather where you live?we getting blizzards here uk.. ps Breaking The Set on NOW-Russia Today--

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Greencha ! Well , cold as hell , about 12 below this am . we lost almost all our snow last week ! Yet tonight 3"-to six" inches . Oh well . it's winter , but you guys got slammed !......:-}

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