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  • Jamie
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    Then don’t read the papers.

    Go outside and have a walk.

    Wot Jamie said.

    Outwith your control? Don’t worry about it.

    bikebouy
    Member

    Have to say that “they” will be watched upon with earnest …

    Why worry ?

    And I don’t “get” your thread title..

    Mr Woppit
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    Just had a brief scan through today’s headlines.

    Felt the anxiety level just go to the next level.

    Oh. Crap.

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    Every day the headlines just make it look like everything is turning to complete shit. Threats of nuclear war in the east/slaughter in Syria/slaughter and the triumph of military government in Burma/natural disasters/an idiot with his finger on the button in America/Brexit bullshit and on and on and on.

    And now it’s topped off with the cherry-on-the-cake of a Russian invasion threat in Europe.

    I mean, I can’t complain as much as some because I’ve already had a comparitively long and adventurous life and ended up comfortable.

    I heard the results of a survey that teenagers today are depressed because they see the rest of their life being rubbish and given the choice, would go back in time and have the life their parents had.

    I don’t effing blame them. If I feel like this I can’t imagine how they’re bloody coping.

    And on the radio they’re cheerfully burbling on about cricket and cooking by the signs of the zodiac

    Good grief. 😐

    Jamie
    Member

    Ok then. Do something about it. Stop spreading panic, and instead spread some joy.

    Go volunteer somewhere. Donate to the Red Cross. Etc.

    hodgynd
    Member

    Where’s that old t-shirt …
    Just get on with your life ..whatever happens ..happens and there’s nowt you can do about it πŸ˜€

    wordnumb
    Member

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGjuPJskNRE[/video]

    You need to chill, woppit! And stop reading newspapers – I suggest reading Viz instead…

    And on the radio they’re cheerfully burbling on about cricket and cooking by the signs of the zodiac

    Why shouldn’t they? Does “normal” life need to cease and we all run around in a blind panic of impending doom that the end of the world is coming…

    Cheer up, it’s not all that bad, it was worse during the war you know…

    These four guys on horses have just gone down my road.

    enfht
    Member

    Cheer up and remain positive, islam will deliver.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I heard the results of a survey that teenagers today are depressed because they see the rest of their life being rubbish and given the choice, would go back in time and have the life their parents had.

    I grew up with public information ads on the TV telling us how the Royal Observer Corps would be monitoring the nuclear fallout.

    jonnyboi
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    Independent is using click bait ‘end of the world’ stuff a lot more frequently. I think it’s going to die out itself soon

    spekkie
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    There’s no more crap today than there was in the past. You just get to know about it easily nowadays.

    The saying “Ignorance is Bliss” is spot on.

    nealglover
    Member

    And on the radio they’re cheerfully burbling on about cricket and cooking by the signs of the zodiac

    Good grief.

    Quite right.

    What’s the point in having a sense of perspective when there is an opportunity to run around in circles screaming and waving your arms around. πŸ™„

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Our 24h news cycle of doom and gloom is bad news for people who are prone to this kind of anxiety. Feel for you Mr Woppit.

    But seriously, turn it off, ration your consumption of all news sources, get out in the fresh air. I seriously doubt Armageddon is just around the corner, but even if it was, be on the safe side by enjoying every moment just in case it is.

    devash
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    Rule number 1 for a happy life; turn off the mass media.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I was going to click on the link but I’m laying in the sun and I’m off to go and watch some urban downhill so I shall remain ignorant and happy.

    Mr Woppit
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    Yep. You’re absolutely right

    Got a couple bikes in t’ shed.

    Best use one of them…

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    OP negative news sells, clickbait etc

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    CountZero
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    The world is truly going to Sheol in a hand basket, if you happen to live in the Caribbean, or Florida, or you’re a Rohinga Muslim in Mayanmar, but from a comfy middle-class point of view in an affluent Western country things are nowhere near that bad, unless you’re a hand-wringing Remainer, in which case your own little world is just as bad as for those in the path of a Cat 5 hurricane.
    Hope that helps. πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    … and we’re off.

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    I clicked on the link and saw that gun owners in Florida are planning on shooting down the hurricane. Then I assumed it was a spoof website.

    But if the world ends before I’ve completed the Munros, I’ll be very pissed off.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Surely this has to cheer you up.

    sharkbait
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    OP, newspapers are just businesses struggling to compete in a dying market – they will use any old technique to create sales with the favourite ones being ‘celebrity’ news and scaremongering.
    I’d guess that >50% of the crap they print is just that.

    Do yourself a favour, stop buying newspapers and stick to getting the news from the TV or the most creditable web sites you can find.

    Is it definitely today’s headlines you’ve read?

    Klunk
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    Rush Limbaugh says it’s a hoax as he legs it out the state!

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I heard the results of a survey that teenagers today are depressed because they see the rest of their life being rubbish and given the choice, would go back in time and have the life their parents had.

    3 tv channels and 4 minute warnings. We never had so good πŸ™‚

    milky1980
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    Ignorance is indeed bliss.

    I left for a ride on Wednesday just after the news was predicting nuclear war by lunchtime. As I was going for a ride up a few big hills all I could think was ‘At least I’ll get a good view of the mushroom cloud, must remember my camera!’

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    It won’t be nuclear war that does for us. It’ll be plastics.

    chewkw
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    Mr Woppit – Member

    Every day the headlines just make it look like everything is turning to complete shit. Threats of nuclear war in the east/slaughter in Syria/slaughter and the triumph of military government in Burma/natural disasters/an idiot with his finger on the button in America/Brexit bullshit and on and on and on.

    And now it’s topped off with the cherry-on-the-cake of a Russian invasion threat in Europe.

    It looks like the media/news channel etc have trolled you big time, coz that’s the reaction they need from you. You played right into the hands of the media. πŸ˜†

    All that you have mentioned are practically irrelevant apart from the media generating anxiety to gain attention to make themselves (media) relevant and to the people who buy their news.

    The conflicts in those regions are their own. They need to sort things out themselves whatever ways, but since nobody is going to give way then the only way is fight until the end.

    Also until Russians set foot on your door step life is normal. Even if the Russians have landed on your door step what can you do? Nothing. Apart from joining them to get drunk speaking Russians … πŸ˜†

    I wish for a massive nuclear war that wipe half (or more) of the human population from this earth. If I get incinerated in the nuke war so be it coz nobody lives forever.

    The only certainty in life is death. Burn! Burn! Burn! 😈

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    teenagers today are depressed because they see the rest of their life being rubbish and given the choice, would go back in time and have the life their parents had.

    Shield your kids from the news, as a lot of it is ‘reporters’ trying to out doom each other. Kids are optimists by nature – don’t wreck it for them. This reminded me during the Brexit/Trump debacle

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQl5KYiiFDI[/video]

    Kids growing up today are so much more open minded and racially integrated. Believe in them – they’re the future.

    thecaptain
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    Op: your problem is taking the Indy seriously. All papers are pretty crap but that one is exceptional.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    All papers are pretty crap but that one is exceptional.

    It’s really not. They have their moments for sure, but they’re one of the more moderate offerings relatively speaking.

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    As usual, the ever-reliable “go for a ride” advice connected sharply with the top of the iron peg.

    Also, with regard to that Bill Hicks video, yes.

    I live somewhere beautiful and peaceful, why am I ruining the experience mithering on about something that’s happening somewhere else that I’ve no power over?

    Indeed.

    PS: “Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour” on BBC Radio 6 on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 (UK time) is brilliant.

    The only thing wrong with it is the timing in the title.

    8)

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    twicewithchips

    – “You’re Hells Angels, then? What chapter are you from?”
    – REVELATIONS, CHAPTER SIX.

    thecaptain
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    ok cougar, perhaps the indy is just the most extreme paper of the ones I read!

    Gunz
    Member

    Just clicked on the link, that pick-up wrapped round a tree is awesome. Really brightened up my day.

    Monsiuer Woppit. You’re not somone I’d particularly like to meet in real life, given your posting history on here.

    Nonetheless, if your anxiety works in the same way as mine, I do hope you feel better very soon. It absolutely sucks big dog’s cocks.

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    I’ve no objection to meeting you, however.

    Perhaps if only to inquire after your puzzling reaction to my various collections of words.

    If it’s puzzling, perhaps have a read back and see how you come across (perhaps not on this thread where you sound human).

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    How about you indicate how I come across to you?

    Always thought you did it deliberately tbh. Until you were looking for help. Maybe I’m wrong.

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