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Why Do We Love The Bad ?
Is It More Interesting ?
Look around you and pick up a newspaper
Filled with the news of the day
I don't find it newsworthy and far from nice
Where are all the good people that live every day
As boring as it might be to some
We don't make front page headlines or a special edition
We aren't heard on the six or eleven oclock news
It is time we change things around
What is it that makes the news ?
Is it really true bad news sells
I think it is a myth that I will prove it wrong
I think we were sold a bill of goods and have been tricked long enough
I understand not all news is good news
But why can't we fill the news up with eighty percent good people and the other twenty percent with bad and horrific stories
When I turn off the news I am led to believe the world is mostly bad
Next time you watch the news you tell me what part of the news you remember
The good people who left an impression or the bad things that you are bombarded with day after day
Have you heard of copycats who recreate something they have seen
They do something that is aweful and are looking for attention
Well why can't we have the good people be copycats too
Looking for new ways to help a neighbor or a friend
Making life more interesting than the bad people and the crooks
Bring the best out and let children learn from example
Too often I hear adults complainng about the kids of today
Well we haven't left a good enough example
So what do we expect
If you start with an onion and slowly peel the onion with your hands
Cut it in half and then into slices
I am sure we all would be crying before long
An onion is an onion and we all are affected the same way
Continual bad news is still bad news
It makes us think
Is this our life and what we can expect in the future
Where are the good people ?
What happened to the good things we were told for so many years
Do we just throw it out the window ?
Change starts here and now
I hear many adults say I don't watch the news or read the paper any more
It is all the bad news it makes me sad
Does anyone see what I see
Please tell me if you do
How does the news affect you ?