I often scan the online versions of the local papers and this list of stories caught my attention. I think they paint a really dismal picture of The Bahamas and the state that we find ourselves in. A state that many chooses to ignore.
I know a lot of people who don’t pay attention to the news. They don’t watch the evening news and they don’t read the papers. Instead they choose to watch sports or the reality shows that are so numerous on tv.
The news is too depressing. Even more depressing is the fact that many person’s believe that they have no voice in what happens in this country.
If things are bad and there’s nothing you can do about it, why continue to pay attention to it?
It becomes easier to go about your daily lives and enjoy what you can.
This is the ugly truth and sad truth is that the country is going to hell in a hand basket and many Bahamians have simply tuned out.
Do you have any friends or family who actively avoid the news? Who don’t give a damn about current events? Do you think they’ve intentionally blocked it out?