Is There More Bad Stuff Than Good Stuff in The World Today?

Good often seems a little harder to find

Tom Egelhoff


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Good news seems to be in short supply these days.

North Korea fires off missiles, Ukraine and Russia, Israel has too many enemies to name here. Europe is in chaos.

Roe v Wade overturned. Jan 6th hearings. Climate change. Covid. The list of bad news is endless.

There’s no storage of civil unrest around the globe.

It sure seems like bad stuff has the market cornered.

Bad Stuff Happens to Good People

Here in America lately we seem to gravitate to the shooting of the week — every week.

And the sad part is that no one has any answer or has concocted any law that will make us any safer from people who want to kill others.

More gun laws are passed but shootings continue.

Corporations are bad, banks are bad, cops are bad, immigrants are bad, and politicians are bad, at least according to the 24/7 news channels.

The More Things Change …

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Is there any reason to believe that after the upcoming November election we’re going to experience peace and harmony?

The more political parties claim to be poles apart the more similar they look.

Gas prices out of control, inflation at a 40-year high.

There may not be an official recession (two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth) going on but when I buy gas or find higher prices on groceries or empty store shelves of some products it sure feels like I’m in a personal recession.

Maybe even a depression.

What about you?

The Good Stuff

Is there any good news out there? Of course there is.

However, the adage says, “If it bleeds it leads.” Meaning bad news sells more papers and puts more eyeballs on TVs than good news.

There’s a lot of meanness on social media. I can’t deny it.



Tom Egelhoff

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