The problem with news

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Few news sources report the mundane, the uneventful, the day-to-day ho hum that makes up 90% of our lives. Instead, news is made when that which does not fall into the category of ordinary occurs. Same is true with reviews, same is true with these daily posts.

Turn on the morning radio and if you didn't know better, you'd think the world is falling apart at the seams. Read one of my excited posts about a new discovery or revelation and you'd think everything I touch turns to gold—when the truth is very much different. I don't write of the many failures or the years of hard work that resulted in single newsworthy success, just like a newspaper doesn't report on someone's average day.

Day upon day, life is filled with the routine that most of us tend to ignore. It is our occasional failures and successes we take note of to shape our lives. We each believe the 10% of noticeable ups and downs are what define us, not the 90% we spend between events.

I would suggest the opposite is true.

I forget the hours and hours of uneventful pleasure I get from listening to music, chatting with customers, helping people have a better experience, figuring out problems, untangling daily knots, working out at the gym, making my grandkids laugh, listening to their struggles.

It is not the newsworthy that shapes who we are.

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Paul McGowan

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