Last year I began this small youtube series to counterbalance the message of corporate news. If you watch or read "the news" you'll quickly get the impression that our world is a hostile place where violence perpetually occurs. Is that true?
From my experience as a world traveler, what is happening in the world is usually the sublime hum of humanity puttering along: Friends chatting at cafes, drivers stressing on their way to work, people falling in our out of love, children being raised, projects and work underway, etc. This series is designed to subtly call attention to the tactics of big news and adjust our focus.
This episode is a bit of a departure. It capitalizes on the general American ignorance of world geography. Enjoy and if you have more curiosity about the series look here.
If you consume news it's easy to believe the world is a dangerous place, with tragedy around every corner. While there is unnecessary suffering we can work to eradicate, and there are hazards to avoid; mostly mundane things are happening around the clock. These moments can appear boring, disappointing, or utterly beautiful depending on the mental state of the observer.
99.9% of The Time News has three goals:
If you find the content of this series boring, please take one moment to examine that feeling. This is normal life. Isn't it a terrible thing to view normal life as boring? How did our minds get overstimulated to the point where we can't find the simple beauty in day to day existence? How can we reverse that trend?
If you'd like to make one of your own 99.9% of the Time News Reports I'd be happy to collaborate. Reply with your interest in the comments.
I'm Jonathan Legg
The road has been my greatest teacher.. challenging stagnant beliefs, disarming prejudices, and developing understanding of others. I hope the content on this blog will bring a sliver of that juju to you.