While there are lots of great things going on in the
world, most of the news is about stuff that sucks: murders, accidents,
bombings. Tragedy. The old maxim, ‘if it bleeds it leads’, seems to be the
state of the art with news.
What would happen if we changed that. What if we talked about all the great and
interesting things going on in the world: selfless heroes that take on a search
and rescue role, charities that help make the world a better place, businesses
that have interesting ideas they are willing to share and explore.
What if we talked about what drives the people behind great ideas. Could
something like that be contagious?
Seth Godin makes the point. "Celebrate the heroes." I like that.
"The most important thing you can do is choose who you’re
hanging out with. The second high-leverage thing is to put dynamics in place
that reinforce the ideas you’d like to see spread. Celebrate the heroes. Make
it easy for those ideas to spread…"
that you become what you think about. Perhaps we should change our
thoughts to something contagious, but wonderful, instead of focusing on all the
threats in the world.
What do you think?