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COMMENT | Challenge of being positive in these trying times

COMMENT | Have you ever had the feeling that everything around you just isn’t going well and that there is nothing you can do about it? Have you ever had the feeling that you just don’t want to partake in any decision-making when things are so bad?

That describes the feeling I have right now with everything that is going on in Malaysia. So much so that I, being a news junkie who loves consuming news on an hourly basis, feel reluctant every morning to check the news.

These days, when I reach for my phone the moment I wake up, it is no longer to visit news sites or look for news on my social media feeds. Instead, I check out mindless prank videos on YouTube or on Facebook. It seems to put me in a much better mood to start the day.

I’m just tired and fatigued reading about the state of our country. News about the pandemic has been going on for almost two years now and it is just depressing to see how other countries are opening up and Malaysia is still in full lockdown.

Reading news about the huge number of daily infections, the number of senseless deaths occurring, and the...

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