Why You Shouldn't Care About the Trump Indictment
It isn't easy but you have to start somewhere. Why not here?
I try not to be a hypocrite. One must practice what one preaches, which isn’t to say that it’s easy. I said it last week and defended my position to listeners on a radio show, some of whom weren’t having it. Here goes. First, don’t follow the news about things that you have no control over. Second, don’t follow the news about things that have no obvious or discernible impact on your life and, really, anybody else’s life.
The word discernible is important here. A news story might matter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can anticipate, ahead of time, whether the development in question will ultimately be a good thing or bad thing. Political strategists, in spite of their chosen profession (or perhaps because of it), aren’t good at predicting the future. And neither are you.
The Trump indictment—which appears to be a very big deal if the New York Times front page is any guide—is one of those things you should not follow, for your own sake and for the sake of the country. Nothing can really be gained by it.
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