News is a distraction. Did Socrates concern himself with the news? No.
Do not read news papers ! Why? It distracts you from what is really happening.
1bn people on the planet in 1850s and 10% having a life. Now 7bn+ and 10% having a life. That’s 600m more having a life? Sure. It is. But at the expense of 6bn more people working for the man.
The system we have today is broken.