Courageous News Readers

News readers, who open newspapers in the morning are a courageous lot. It really take lots of guts to read news items like these:

Gurgaon: Meghalaya CM’s niece found dead

Mumbai: Blisters on skin drives man to suicide

Rajasthan: Girl commits suicide after harassment

Gurgaon: Man murders wife, daughters, kills self

Simran Sood behind model Viveka Babajee’s suicide?

Chennai: Student kills self over cheating claim

Raj: 20-yr-old girl commits suicide after harassment

Chennai: 1 student suicide each week this year

Stress kills another Anna University student

Woman forced into prostitution by husband ends life.

(Source: http://m.ibnlive.com/news/gurgaon-meghalaya-cms-niece-found-dead/251798-3.html)

I know about many of my friends who have devised ways to deal with it. Some would open the sports channel first. Some will read the financial page and revert to other news in the evening. No doubt the newspapers are filled with superfluous activities or frivolous actions as News. For me, I discontinued the newspapers about three years ago. A habit which had continued for several decades and I do not regret it. But it is no solution. If only we discriminate between the need of the body and the ambition of mind, there would be less grievances from life and people. Even lesser repentance for our actions, if there is such a thing.

Amen.

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