The news media put a lot of emphasis on bad, scary and generally depressing news.
Right now you can take your pick from rising gas and food prices, the looming “fiscal cliff”, riots in Europe, nuclear weapons in Iran and so on.
And if world news doesn’t do it for you, there are plenty of depressing stories you can find closer to home - about bullying in schools, people losing their homes, and whole communities being washed away by hurricanes.
One way or another, whichever news source you look at, you can be guaranteed to be overwhelmed with bad news.
Before you go hide under the bed for the next 10 years, here are a couple of things to consider.