Part 6: Media promotes Burnout
Media messages promote burnout
Television, films, newspapers, and journals are impossible to avoid and the messages we receive from them can affect us both positively and negatively. Violence in the media, for example, may cause us to feel afraid—even if we aren’t fully aware of that fear. News coverage of wars, civil unrest, terrorism, accidents, family tragedies, even natural disasters, can cause us to feel insecure and heighten our own fears. If you pay attention to which stories tend to make the news, you’ll notice that they are rarely heart-warming, life-affirming, or up-lifting.