Robert Birming

There is no news

"There is no news."

That's how it sounded on BBC radio on April 18, 1930. The newscaster had nothing to report, so the news bulletin instead featured 15 minutes of piano playing.

True story.

Hard to believe in today's society where we are constantly bombarded with "news”. Nothing is too insignificant to make the headlines.

Everything is EXTRA, EXTRA.

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

But when the possibilities are unlimited, we tend to overdo it - like diners at an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Maybe we need to take a step back from time to time.

We all know that a healthy diet is good for our bodies. Maybe we need to remind ourselves that healthy news consumption is good for our minds.