News or Kabuki?

Lenore Skenazy calls it SOA – Same Old Apocalypse – but Minneapolis Associated Press call it news. Well here is their list of things that constitute news which is a list of minor and major catastrophes as might effect an individual or a community.  The people however, don’t think news is news, we think news is a reflection of our community, our world. And if the news is news, then we imagine our world is a litany of minor and major catastrophes.  But if, says Skenazy, the news is nothing new but a Kabuki (genius allegory), a ritual format, then we really don’t understand our world at all. Presumably nor do the journalists.

So, how can we understand our world? Perhaps it would be a start to get out there and mingle with the fellow man and woman. Help them out. Volunteer. Engage.

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