Forty years ago, we didn’t have access to news coverage 24 hours a day. People read their local newspaper in the morning, watched a program like “CBS Evening News” with Walter Cronkite in the evening—and that was it.
Then came CNN, the internet, Facebook and smartphones—and now news reporters can reach us every second. To make matters worse, most of this news is negative, because that’s what gets our attention.
In his TED Talk called “Abundance is our Future,” Peter Diamandis explains that it all comes down to a sliver of the temporal lobe in our brains called the amygdala, which is our danger detector.Read More