Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Garbage In, Garbage Out

It seems like all I hear on TV anymore is gloom and doom. "The economy stinks, our president is the cause of all our problems, Yada Yada Yada..."

I'm getting tired of it.

A steady diet of that stuff can make you depressed. There is an old computer saying that goes Garbage In, Garbage Out. The same can be said of our minds.

How about you? Are you tired of the negative media? Are you letting it affect you? If so, turn it off! There is a lot of good out there, focus on that!

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Philippians 4:8


Bill Wolfe said...

You said it Jim. I work in the software/database world and the term "garbage in, garbage out" is something we preach all the time to clients that are asking for databases.

Love the analogy to TV and the news. My wife and I hardly watch TV anymore and when we do it's a DVR'd show. Forget about the news.

I have found myself getting more sucked in to the presidential race, but even that is depressing.

Jim Lange said...

I'm with you Bill. I rarely watch the news myself!

Have a great day!

Rick said...

AMEN, Jim! The morning show on WMUZ - Christian radio station out of Detroit - actually has a segment called, "The Good News" (or something of that nature) in which all they talk about are good and uplifting news stories that you will never here in mainstream media, like someone's sacrifice to help someone else out, community service, etc...

Great verse to go with that post! Thanks!

We're off on vacation for the next week - Smokie Mountains - so, have a blessed week my friend.