Gretchen Rubin

Pigeon of Discontent: News of the World Makes Me Unhappy.

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: "Bad news of the world makes me unhappy."

 

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…

The "negativity bias, " or, bad feelings are stronger than good.

 7 tips for handling criticism.

Do you think I'm correct that some people seem to be highly affected by bad news of natural disasters, true crime, or alarming social trends, while other people seem to be much less personally disturbed by this kind of news? That's just my own observation, so I'm curious to hear if it rings true to others.

You can check out the archives of videos here. It’s crazy–my YouTube channel has passed the mark for one million viewers.

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