If one was to pick up a paper or to go onto a news website, for instance, it wouldn’t take them long to come across something negative. It could be said that this is partly because bad things happen in the world, and partly because the mainstream media generally focus on what is wrong as opposed to what is right about the world.


What this also comes down to is that human beings generally pay more attention to what is negative than they do to what is positive. This is said to come down to what was like for our ancestors.

During this time, if one overlooked something negative, they could die; whereas if they overlooked something positive, they wouldn’t. Thus, in order for them to survive, they had to be on the lookout for danger at all times.

The Same Scenario

So although times have changed and people’s lives are not under threat like they used to be, their brains are still operating in the same way. The mainstream media understands this and uses it to their advantage.

Therefore, if they were to cut down on the amount of exposure they give to these kinds of events, it would be harder for them to draw people in. This would then stop them from making as much money.


What they are not going to be concerned about is the amount of stress this causes people to experience. But as human beings are drawn to what is negative, it is not always going to be possible for them to take a step back.

In this case, they can end up being controlled by the mainstream media, and it won’t matter what this is doing to their mental, emotional and physical health. Now, this is not to say that the alternative is to cut out all negativity, as this would be just as detrimental.

A Balance

The more sensible approach would be for one to be aware of what is taking place, but not to be consumed by it. This is then similar to how one can stop eating chocolate, or they can simply cut down on it.

If they were to remove it from their diet completely, it could create even more problems, and it could only be matter of time before they end up giving in to their cravings and end up exactly where they started. Also, through understanding the way their reptilian brain works, it will also allow them to realise why they feel the need to consume so much negativity.

Another Option

Along with this, one could also pay attention to what the ‘alterative’ media has to say about what is taking place in the world. Through taking this approach, it can allow them to gain a more balanced perspective.

The reason for this is that the people behind this form of media are typically not there to make money, and neither are they told what they can or can’t cover. As a result of this, it can allow them to inform people about what is actually taking place in the world.

One Outlook

One way of looking at this would be to say that the mainstream media has an agenda, but the ‘alternative’ media doesn’t. The former exists to cover up what is taking place behind the scenes and the latter exists to reveal what is taking place behind the scenes.

Based on this, the people who work for the mainstream media are not concerned about their fellow human beings; whereas, the people who work for the ‘alternative’ media are concerned. However, it is unlikely to be this black and white, and there are bound to be plenty of people who work for the mainstream media who are concerned.

The Content

When one does pay attention to what is happening in the mainstream media, it would be easy for them to come to the conclusion that it is just one problem after another. The world is then in a mess and this is just how it is.

If they were to take a closer look at what is taking place, they may see that one thing has lead to another. But even though this is the case, it could still be seen as something that is a fairly random process.

By Design

Another way of looking at this would be to say that the reason something is taking place in the world is because it was meant to take place. This doesn’t mean that it just happened; what it means is that certain events took place so that a specific outcome would arise.

Each outcome then leads to another and as this takes place, it will allow an agenda to be fulfilled. From the outside, it can seem as though there is no connection, but to the insider, it will be clear that everything is going to plan.

The Whole Picture

This can be a plan that has been in the works for many, many years, and the people who are seeing it through at one stage are not necessarily going to be seeing it through at another. One reason for this is that human begins don’t live forever, and this emphasises how old the plan is.

What can stop one from realising that it is not a random process is if they focus on one event, as this will stop them from being able to step back and see how there is more to it. One is then unable to see the forest for the trees, and what takes place in the world is likely to be a surprise.


It could be said that one must be paranoid if they believe that what takes place in the world is planned and doesn’t just happen. Yet it would be naive for one to believe that what is taking place in the world is happening randomly.

Author's Bio: 

Prolific writer, author and coach, Oliver JR Cooper hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation; love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over one thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behavior, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice. Current projects include "A Dialogue With The Heart" and "Communication Made Easy."

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