Taco ‘Bout It
BREAKING NEWS: Life is Beautiful
By Taco Olmstead
Photo by Roger Gupta
It’s easy to lose our way, to lose sight of how good we have it. When I was a kid, there were three channels to choose from and the news only aired for an hour a day. There were no hand held devices constantly marketing to us, playing off of our fears. Today, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of negatives peddling poison and conspiracies lending more to paranoid anxiety rather than our lucid, logical selves. Our news, whether it is the “mainstream media” or another source calling itself “alternative”, are all peddling fear. Rather than simply telling us what has happened, there is a constant running editorial establishing a chosen narrative that does little more than tear down our psyche. Once you become aware of this, it becomes easier to stay positive, to see through the smoke and mirrors of the marketing.