12 Feb 2014
For many people these days, the last thing you look at before you go to bed is news headlines and the first thing you look at when you wake up the next morning is the news. Meanwhile during the day, people are constantly checking up on the news. What are people expecting to discover with this constant interest in the news? Would we be happier turning away from the news or do we have an obligation to keep up with what transpires around us?
For a fascinating and quite funny talk on the subject, watch this clip of philosopher, Alain de Botton, delivering a lecture on the impact of the 24-hour news cycle on our lives.