I am worried about present-day journalism

I am worried about present-day journalism. The emphasis on negative happenings is much too strong. Not infrequently, news about events marking great progress is overlooked or minimized. It tends to make for a negative and discouraging atmosphere. There is a danger that people may lose faith in the forward direction of humanity if they feel that very little happens to support that faith. And real progress is related to the belief that it is possible.

Albert Schweitzer

From the book The Words of Albert Schweitzer, selected by Norman Cousins. Copyright © 1984 Newmarket Press. Reprinted by permission.

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Stop trying to fix the pipes
March 17, 1986

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