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    How much time do you spend daily reading the news, Rather it be YWN or any other newspaper or website?

    do you read it once for an hour straight or every 6 hours for 15 minutes?

    last but not least, how can a person minimize wasting to much of his/her time on just reading the news versus spending your time wisely on more important things? Do we really need to read the news? as the saying goes “trust me if something in the news is important to you then you will find out about it someway or another”

    what is your opinion & advice to these questions?

    #1211613

    Joseph
    Participant

    Is this about news junkies?

    #1211614

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant
    #1211615

    I’m very sad to see not even one person replied regarding my question & everyone failing, cause this was actually a test-as i have done test experiments in the past on various topics-to see if people really do treasure their gift of life & at least try to spend it wisely without just sitting around reading news & blogs etc… when in truth every day/hour is a gift from hashem that i should live another day/hour “uvacharta b’chaim” you should choose life.

    the fact of nobody (not even 1) replying is a proof of our guilt to Hashem that of 24 hours a day & 365 days a year a lot of its time is spent wasted on doing nothing & lots of unimportant or unnecessary things.

    hope your life will change to a more positive life of spending your time wisely & wish you lots of Hatzlacha

    #1211616

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Actually, the people who didn’t respond were testing YOU to see if you would post more of your sanctimonious, self-righteous drivel.

    You failed.

    #1211617

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I’m very sad to see not even one person replied regarding my question & everyone failing, cause this was actually a test

    Who appointed you as the one to “test” us?

    everyone failing,

    Wait… you’re saying that I failed some major test of life because I didn’t open and read a CR thread? I wasn’t aware that reading every thread (and responding) was one the mitzvos.

    to see if people really do treasure their gift of life & at least try to spend it wisely without just sitting around reading news & blogs etc.

    So, wait… you’re saying that I’m wasting my life because I didn’t respond to your thread??? Is your CR thread so important that it should override any time I do anything else?

    The Wolf

    #1211618

    Maybe you haven’t fasted and done enough teshuva on our behalf?

    #1211619

    ukguyinEY
    Participant

    Far too much

    #1211620

    9 days bump

    #1211621

    Sparkly
    Member

    whenever i get a chance.

    #1211622

    I’m very sad to see not even one person replied regarding my question & everyone failing, cause this was actually a test

    Or maybe everyone so doesn’t care about the

    news that they didn’t even open this thread.

    #1211623

    computer bum
    Member

    good job with your thread. noone responded because everyone said you are right I am going now to shut off my computer and do something productive with my time

    #1211624

    glas at least someone admits to the problem of wasting time on reading news.

    80% of solving ANY issue in life is the person admitting to the problem s/he has & then theres only %20 left to work on solving the issue.

    i admit to everyone that i’m ashamed that i spend over 2 hours a day on JUST READING NEWS & BLOGS instead of spending it more wisely.

    do you have any advise how to remove this addiction of “i must read the news” from my system?

    #1211625

    Give yourself a time limit. Start slowly. Go from 2+ hours to 1 1/2 hours, do that for a week, and go down from there. If the news is important to you, there’s no reason to limit it entirely. Just set an end goal of let’s say 10-30 minutes per day. Also, that way it will be much easier to actually succeed in your goal. If you know that you can’t read the news EVER anymore, it will be that much more tempting– a more realistic goal is to limit rather than eliminate.

    #1211626

    I. M. Shluffin
    Participant

    Don’t fret, MA. We’re here for you. It’s easy to stop reading the news once you realize that it’s always the same and always depressing. Personally, I’m mostly interested in new neuroscientifical discoveries, but that doesn’t waste enough time every day, so I go on the CR to fill my procrastination quota.

    #1211628

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    MA – best way to get rid of a bad habit is by replacing it with something more meaningful. If you spend time doing something, it is because you feel a “need” for it. If you get into something that is both enjoyable and meaningful, you won’t “need” to read the news anymore. Bad habits are a result of voids- fill the void and you won’t need the habit!

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    Sparkly
    Member

    lilmod ulelamaid – i agree.

    #1211630

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    9 days bump

    How about responding to my response?

    The Wolf

    #1211631

    Then how come even when I had a very busy and accomplished day at work I still feel the need that I MUST read the news? Which many times is very late until 2am

    #1211632

    Sparkly
    Member

    Mashiach Agent – your addicted.

    #1211633

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    your

    * you’re

    The Wolf

    #1211634

    so how does a person get rid of such an addiction?

    #1211635

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    12 step meetings 😉 you can be member #2 in caffeine anonymous

    #1211636

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    MA – because you need to relax. Maybe you should find a more productive way to relax. Maybe spend one hour doing something that is relaxing but more productive and one hour reading the news. Or maybe spend two hours reading if you need to, but try to cut out the most problematic thing that you read (like blogs for example) or find Frum newspapers to read instead.

    #1211637

    now with the yomim noraim coming up upon us, how can we stop wasting our precious time of our gift of life on reading news & cofferoom & spend our time on more important things in life?

    #1211638

    nobody has any advice?

    at least we admit to Hashem that Hashem is right & we take his gift of life for granted by letting so much of our precious time be wasted. spending our time wisely doesn’t mean it needs to be spent learning or davening. Going shopping or spending time with our children is also called spending time wisely

    #1211639

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant
    #1211640

    now with elections over & Boruch Hashem for trump winning.

    sadly i must have spent hours adding up into days worth of time of reading & watching videos of elections & political news since starting a year & a half ago at least.

    what a waste of so much precious time. especially when the choice is up to Hashem who wins. ashamed of how i wasted so much time.

    help me with suggestions on how to STOP WASTING TIME READING NEWS

    #1211641

    rafaelhope
    Member

    I stopped reading/watching/listening to the news years ago, and I haven’t looked back since. The (mainstream) news medias are obviously biased and try to make a living, and they do that mostly via advertising (both direct and indirect). That means that they have to “retain” viewers/readers as much as they can, and unfortunately they take advantage of human’s bias for negativity to bombard us with mostly negative news.

    The most important news I’ll hear from my surroundings anyway. They’re my filter. Believe me, you’ll hear about Trump becoming president or another anti Israel decision in the UN from your friends/family…

    #1211642

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    Unless all your friends and family also do teshuva and stop reading the news….

    Anyhow, yasher koach!

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