Why 2016 Was The Worst, Most Horrible Year Ever

in #news7 years ago (edited)

If you follow sites like Buzzfeed, and if you believe everything you read on Twitter, you’re probably convinced that 2016 was the worst year ever, right?

2016 was such a bad year that it allowed you to complain instantly to the world using your handheld personal computer while you sat in the safety of your temperature controlled home! The horror!

2016 was so terrible that if you look at charts recording historical trends in the areas of poverty, literacy, health, freedom, fertility and education, it shows that we are living in the best time in recorded human history. Maybe we would truly be able to appreciate this progress if—deep breath—we got out of our self-loathing safe spaces and paid attention to everything that we have.

If you kept up with headlines this year, it helped you understand just how miserable 2016 was, because the sheer number of negative stories was the only thing the media had to work with… RIGHT?!

Actually, it turns out that news outlets are much more likely to report on negative news, because stories with “negative superlatives” such as “never” and “worst” in the titles, typically attract more attention.

I guess if it bleeds, it really does lead… It just serves as yet another reminder that the media are not in the news business—they are in the advertising business. Their main goal is to generate revenue for their shareholders.

In fact, a study from MIT revealed that ANGER is the most influential emotion on social media. Statuses, pictures, videos and articles that evoke anger are more likely to spark engagement in the form of shares and comments. People are three times more likely to leave a comment on a YouTube video if it’s a negative comment (I could have told you that one from personal experience).

Why does this happen? Well, as Yoda once said, “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” We are simply creating and encompassing ourselves with that, using this news cycle that is manipulating our emotions. When you’re in fear, not only do you click and share, but when you’re allowing an emotional response, you’re not thinking critically and you can be more easily controlled. Then you have a void in your life that needs to be filled with more useless information, and advertisers take advantage of that by getting their money’s worth.

How do you get out of that cycle? Well, your mind works like an antenna. It sends out different frequencies, and once you choose to tune yourself into a certain frequency, you affect those around you. Basically, if you’re inundated with negative news, fear and suffering, then you will share that frequency with those around you and you will also continue to create frequencies on that same wavelength. You literally create what you manifest, and if you can change that flow, then your life will be more gracious, beautiful and amazing, and you can actually come to the realization that 2016 was not the worst year ever.

Bad things will still happen, but it is all about how your respond.

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2016 My best year ever. We exposed more about the elite this year than I thought possible. We completely blew open their sick completed twisted pedophile rings, with #PizzaGate, and we got them scrambling calling everything "Fake News". Next year will be the year some of these elite are thrown into jail. Peace Luke and Happy New Year!

Glad to see you are back on Steemit! Check out my blog, documentaries and films exposing the elite.

worst year ever?

What about Russia During the 1890s and early 1900s?
or Germany int the 30'-40s?
WTF Luke? I have been following for a long time and I think you fucked up big time trying to say 2016 was the worst year ever.

lol hahahah watch the video you noob

Are we 12 playing mmorpgs?
WTF luke?
Come on I know ur better then that.
I have watched the video, the title though........
2016 is no where near the worst year ever.

i know im joking chill out just watch the video please i say its the best year ever lol

I did it was a great video as usual.
Just trolling you on the title.

was trying to get anger as a response to up my resteem/upvote numbers.

2016 has to been seen in perspective. It is not so much the nature of the events that have occurred, but the fact that there has been a loss of consensus. The General Election in the United States, and the United Kingdom's Referendum on the European Union both left almost 50% of the electorate unhappy.

The truth is that it is foreboding for the future that weighs heavily on people's minds. It is not so much that 2016 was bad, it's that it has left so much uncertainty about the future.

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What does trump think of 2016?

we had the same mistake in our country , 12 years ago we chose Mt.Ahmadinejad(Iran's former president) , and what he did to our country was even worse than 8 years fight that we were involved.
he achieved(i think he aimed to do these) the following

  1. isolation of Iran(sanction etc...)
  2. increase in unemployed rate
  3. increase in divorce rate
  4. 25-30 % inflation per year
  5. ....
    all I am saying is that Mr.Trump have exact the same characteristics, and he is capable of doing to American what happened to us, I hope this does not happen, but if it happens then you can really feel why this year is one of the worst years in the history

In No Way, Shape or Form.... is this a terrible post by you Luke.


I know my comments will not be well voted because they are.... not negative like you are saying here lol

very nice video but why u kept title different to the actual video.This is a very interesting web page bhim and I have enjoyed reading many of the articles and posts contained on the website, keep up the good work and hope to read some more interesting content in the future.

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