Do people watch TV anymore? I don’t know. Do they watch the news? Everyone seemes to be up to date with things somehow. Not this guy, I’m a little slow when it comes to the news.
First problem is that I don’t really know how to. I think most news come over in things like feeds or alerts, or other internet things that I am still unaware of. But I don’t know, it could be people are just watching continous stream of channels as they clutch onto their bedsheets and scream prayers into the wind.
How useful is it? I can’t tell you how sick I am at having to stare at someone with a stupid look on my face as they try to inform of some breaking story and then seeing them become more and more dissappointed realising just how much information they are going to give me just to give context for the thing. I am not well informed. Eventually they will give up and move on to someone else who also knows such things and the two will giggle about how smart they are and call me an idiot with soft voices. Every person I come across becomes so much more interesting because they have heard some news story or are up to date with the political stuff.
Most information isn’t technically necessary. Have you ever wondered why we know the names of like 8 planets and whatever the hell Pluto is ( I heard that story). Most people know the names of no other planets because they don’t matter. So it doesn’t matter that we don’t know, but I will tell you something else, we could know the names of no planets, not even our own, and it still probably wouldn’t matter. In what context would knowing that the planet Mercury has that name be essential information other then on a game show or to look cool in front of people like me. Well you could work for N.A.S.A or have a space program yourself (like me, but I don’t need to learn the planets because I will just name them when I get there because I think that is how it works). Other than that, nuh, you are never going to be the guy who gets that phone call late at night when the meteors are coming and people need to know what that thing in the way of the missiles is. So you can forget them if you want to. Go ahead.
With my space ship I will name all the planets.
What’s that? You don’t want to forget. Of course you don’t because you want to be one of these people looking down their noses at me thinking you are better then me. Well you may be better then me, more then likley are, but I’m still not going to look up feeds and articles and whatever else you animals do.
That’s why I don’t watch the news; because it is too much work. And I have an easy enough time not feeling good about myself everyday that I do need to add one more failure into the mix.
I should probably start watching the news if only to be ready for big events like zombie apocalypse’s or the start of some epidemic, but a lot of it always seems to be noise. Anyway, I will see how things go. The bigger stories usually find their way to me. And nothing bad that ever happen to me seemed like it should have been advertised before hand, but who knows.
Wait. What the heck is that?
Thanks for reading and good luck with everything.