I stopped watching the local news (except for the weather) because it was just so depressing. Nothing good.....all bad. Well, I figured I'd been out of the loop long enough and decided to watch the noon news today. Bad idea. The first story was about a couple who starved their 5 month old son to death.
He weighed just 6 pounds. Two other older children were taken from them.
Things like this just anger me so. Why do people do things like this? I feel so helpless when I hear things like this. And guilty! Here I am sitting on my comfortable couch....with plenty of food within my reach.....and there's this tiny baby in my own state that is being starved yet there is nothing I can do.
I know I cannot save everyone.....or anyone for that matter. It just saddens me so that things like this are happening right under my nose and I can't do anything about it.
Stopping the news won't make it go away. It'll just make it go away in my house and keep me from having to hear about it. More selfishness on my part.
How do ya'll handle stuff like this short of just banning the news from your home?