“Remind me,” Jubal said to her, “to write a popular article on the compulsive reading of news.  The theme will be that most neuroses and psychoses can be traced to the unnecessary and unhealthy habit of daily wallowing in the troubles and sins of five billion strangers.  The title is ‘Gossip Unlimited’ – no, make that ‘Gossip Gone Wild.'”

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, “His Preposterous Heritage,” Part 2, Chpt. 11, p 111, renewed, uncut version, 1991)

 

News, Gossip, and Emotional Health

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