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Writing about the quagmire of lies, distortions, allegations, and denials that beset the news media these days, William Rivers Pitt, syndicated columnist and Senior Editor for the alternative news agency Truthout, commented, “In this line of work, despair is not an emotion we can indulge ourselves in.”
He’s right. Despair leads only to a desire to pull the covers up over our heads and hope the world will go away.
But his advice applies to much more than just despair.
Because a number of emotions are cancerous. They tend to destroy their host.
Anger, for example. And hatred. Hate generally harms the hat-er much more than the hat-ee. Contempt, too. Jealousy. Helplessness.
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