LIVING IN AN ALARMIST CULTURE. Talking social media (yes, again) and the trend of being an "alarmist" and its affect on culture. © Rissi jC


May 18, 2023 Rissi JC No Comments

When it comes to bad things, it’s fact that there is plenty of this in the world. Even with the dishonesty accounted for, we can see this through the tragedies that happen, sometimes in our own backyard. It’s something we mourn over and something that worries us, maybe for some even keeping us up at night. This has a few reasons these ideas are amplified for anxiety or fear, and when it comes down to it, alarmist culture is, for some reason, popular.

Unfortunately, it’s more harmful than helpful popularity.  


When it comes to information, I used to consume quite a lot of it; still do to some extent. I’m currently in process of making conscious efforts to lessen what I consume to “sillier” things because I “have to” in order to have content to write about. Through all of this, I’m learning a lesson. Part of this is that the less information I consume, the more I’m able to clear my thoughts. To think about commentary, and what it really means over what “spin” is placed on the topic. What I’ve come to realize is, breaking away from this consumption and thinking about it, and looking at things critically, is healthy.

Even though all of this is true, there is something else that’s true. Bad things happening is not a new thing. It’s been in the world for nearly as long as its existence. Tragedy, sorrow, loss, despair, death, murder, all of this can be traced back to times long before we ever walked the earth. The idea of something painful or hard or tragic happening isn’t exclusive to us.

What bothers me about this alarmist culture which is kind of out of hand, is that most of us don’t think we are a part of this. We don’t think we constantly scroll news stories. We don’t think this is all we talk about. But it tends to be. When “scary” things is in our ear all the time, that usually dictates our actions. This is only further perpetuated by social media. Accounts consistently put out drastic things that are alarmist and this undercuts the good reporting they put out. Because let me also make clear, there are things you do culturally push back against. There are things you stand up for and you don’t bend. But coming from this from a logical, less emotional perspective is sorely lacking in culture.

In no way am I saying there aren’t things to culturally push back against. Or that we don’t make informed decisions. We should also, culturally stand up for Truth and what’s right vs wrong. But alarming everyone and turning everything into something to fear isn’t healthy. If there’s one thing I could encourage you and anyone to do, it’s take a break from it all. You don’t need permission to do this or anything, but honestly, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of this – just take that break.

Stay informed, pick your fighter and make decisions based on the information that seems logical and right. However, it’s OKAY to breathe. I’d challenge you to break for a week, for two weeks from social media, from the constant “need” to scroll or to listen to those podcasts or talk shows. Breathe. Enjoy life. Take that time you’d listen to something and instead listen to a fun cozy mystery on audio book or blast some upbeat and fun music. Go on a walk, explore. Play board games with your kids. Journal, the old fashion way with pen and paper. Take up a fun hobby or go to your local vintage store or bookstore. Do something other than consume the weight of the world news and the alarmist stories.

Just take a break. Trust me, it’s okay.

What do you think about this? Do you take breaks from consuming all the things? Do you think it’s a good idea to break away? Is it helpful or a bad idea? Comment all your comments. Let’s talk about the topic.


LIVING IN AN ALARMIST CULTURE. Talking social media (yes, again) and the trend of being an "alarmist" and its affect on culture. © Rissi jC

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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