OUR VIEW: Let’s hope for more good than bad

Well, the New Year has begun. What will 2013 have in store for us? It’s hard to predict but you know it will be another whirlwind of controversies, wrangling, and fighting but also heartwarming tales  of generosity, sacrifice and supreme effort in the face of adversity.

Yes, it’s easy to look to the year ahead with an uneasy feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach but you have to also admit that it will not always be bad news. Humans have a tendency to focus on the negative and it’s not always the media that is leading this gloomy outlook. Many might disagree but the media is just as much – perhaps even more of – a follower in this regard. The media wants an audience and so more often than not it delivers what people expect rather than what they’d prefer. Consequently, bad news sells. You can track it easily. News website can follow what stories get read most often and usually, they’re bad news – police, crime, courts, disaster.

But be that as it may, the media – and we include this very newspaper in that category – often delivers what anybody would consider a good story. Take a moment to enjoy those items and be sure to respond to them by commenting online or sending a letter to the editor.

Let’s face it, the world could use more good news. Often times it’s as much perception as reality so if we ask for more positive information, hopefully, we’ll get it. Here at the Campbell River Mirror we strive to present it all: the good, the bad and the ugly. We live in interesting times and we’ll bring as much of it to you as we’re able. Let’s hope there’s more good than bad.

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