Fighting “Mean World Syndrome”

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Image: Kiernan M., age 8

“You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior. It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it’s a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell.” George Gerbner

It’s been a long day. You turn on the TV news on to catch up with what’s going on, then get through a few of your TiVo’d crime shows. Maybe tomorrow you’ll help the kids make sock puppets.

But wait, is that glowing screen afflicting your family with some kind of syndrome?

A syndrome said to cause pessimism, fear, and the inability to gauge reality?

You be the judge.

It’s called Mean World Syndrome.

[Read more of Laura Grace Weldon’s post about the causes and cure for Mean World Syndrome on GeekMom!]