Robert Birming

There is no news

“There is no news.”

That’s what it sounded like on BBC radio on 18 April, 1930. The news anchor had nothing to report, so the news bulletin instead aired 15 minutes of piano playing.

True story.

Hard to believe in today’s society where we are constantly being bombarded by “news”. Nothing’s too insignificant to make the headlines.

Everything is EXTRA, EXTRA.

Should we blame today’s technology and availability? Of course not. Today’s possibilities has given us amazing ways to get an in-depth look and knowledge that previously was impossible, more or less.

But when the possibilities are unlimited, we tend to overdo it – like guests at an “all you can eat” restaurant. Maybe we need to take a step back every now and then.

We all know a healthy diet is good for our body. Maybe we need to remind ourself that a healthy news consumption is good for our mind.