No wonder we’re freaking out

Murder and crime, staples on TV and in the news, are in fact much more rare in the world than one would conclude from media depictions. In fact, studies show that people “who consume more media are more likely to perceive the world as a more frightening and scary place than it actually is.” It’s called “Mean World Syndrome”.

Here’s what the U.S. media isn’t telling you about crime (via Upworthy):

CrimeVSReality

If perception creates reality, it’s time to reboot the media. Less depiction of violence. More depiction of…? What would you like to see?

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  1. Today’s news is leading with the story about someone who was found dead and was supposedly planning an attack at a school. ALL the details are being explained on the national news.

    But where is the coverage about the hundreds and thousands of students who have done brilliant, wonderful and inspiring things on campus? It’s not only more inspiring to hear about, but it’s actually far more common, much more representative of what’s really going on out there.

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