So today in a fit of anguish and not caring, I completely avoided the news yesterday.
It is a little harder than you might think - especially if, like me, you are someone who almost religiously follows it. But I had just reached the point of complete overload, between my own readings and listenings and the ongoing low chatter of everyone else reacting in the background. So I consciously avoided looking at or listening to anything.
And here is what happened.
The sun continued to shine. I still had a job. The rabbits were glad to see me and Poppy was ready for her walk. My garden continued to grow, with new seedlings pushing their heads out into the sun. I even learned something I did not know about how the Ancient Greeks and Romans regarded excellence. My small projects that I like to work on all go done.
And what did not happen? The world, so far as I know, has not ended. The economy has not crashed (Or if it did, I will find out tomorrow when I cannot get into work). And the events of the day, the great and the small, somehow failed to impact my corner of the universe.
An interesting exercise. I wonder what happens if I try it again today?