Why Does Bad Sell So Good?


I have grown tired of seeing articles and television programming that focuses on the bad behaviors of people. Lets start with an obvious example: Aaron Hernandez NFL player, thug and murderer. His face and story is everywhere right now. Tim Tebow NFL player, same team as Hernandez, graduated from the same college, all around good guy, and Chritian…nothing but crickets! Unless somebody is knocking him for being too good of a guy.

I know this is nothing new, but my gosh, how many people follow this crap daily, but they don’t give a crap about our crumbling nation? IRS scandle…so what? Forced health care….so what? OK, you know where I am going with this.

Back to my happy place. I am looking forward to my golf season starting in February. Sounds like a long ways off, but it is not. The work year passes in a blink of an eye, as does my summer vacations. Some folks say this is a sign of old age, but I think it is more of a sign of realizing life ain’t all that bad when you focus on the good.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. augustinehippo1
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 10:14:59

    John 3:19 (NKJV)
    19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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  2. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 10:55:47

    Give me Light every time over darkness.

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  3. runningintolife
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 12:19:36

    Glad your summer went well! Keep that happy place! I agree completely!

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  4. lulu
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 12:50:48

    You ask a good question. It seems that most of what we hear these days is bad news whether it’s about people or places. I know there is good and it would be refreshing to glimpse it. NBC nightly news at least makes an effort at the end of the other news.

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  5. Linda Vernon
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 08:43:34

    You are so right! There are so many wonderful things in life. The trick is to focus on things that worthwhile and happy and train your brain to stay away from all the negative that is foisted upon us day after day. All that bad news is a distraction to keep us busy looking away while they deconstruct America.

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  6. List of X
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 09:33:39

    Let’s face it, good, plain and normal are just boring. Everybody’s supposed to be like that, so nobody wants to watch that.
    But Tebow is a really bad example of media ignoring a good guy – we’re not hearing about him much only because he got WAY too much attention a couple of years ago.

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  7. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 13:55:59

    Hi X, thing is, Double T seems pretty humble. I will take him as a neighbor before Hernandez! :)

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