We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press. Watching an airplane crash on television is going to change your attitude toward that of its real probability. If you think you can compensate with the strength of your own inner contemplation, you are wrong. Bankers and economists – who have powerful incentives to compensate for news-borne hazards – have shown that they cannot. The only solution: cut yourself off from news consumption entirely.
Society needs journalism – but in a different way. Investigative journalism is always relevant. We need reporting that polices our institutions uncovers truth. But important findings don&apost have to arrive in the form of news. Long journal articles and in-depth books are good, too.
Well, it&aposs been a few and you&aposre still with me. I&aposm really glad. One Person&aposs Guide to Suicide Prevention
It constantly triggers the . Panicky stories spur release of cascades of glucocorticoid (cortisol). This deregulates your immune system and inhibits the release of growth hormones. In other words, your body finds itself in a state of chronic stress. High glucocorticoid levels cause impaired digestion, lack of growth (cell, hair, bone), nervousness and susceptibility to infections. The other potential side-effects include fear, aggression, tunnel-vision and desensitisation.