Try this. Try this for two days. For two days, turn off all news sources. Turn off the networks. Don’t go to the web for Yahoo, or MSN, or Drudge; disable your homepage if it goes there by default. Don’t read news magazines or periodicals. Turn off the radio; no news during the breaks. Instead, spend every second you would normally spend reading news watching a TED talk on YouTube . Just find ones that sound interesting to you. Even the shitty ones are good. I promise that at the end of those two days, you will find life more interesting, more positive, and more worth living than otherwise. Just try it. Trust me.