When I get bored I start exhausting quick-read content. My feed reader goes fairly quickly, if not already empty, and so I turn to news aggregates. This isn't the healthiest option for my respect of humanity in general. There are sometimes interesting stories with positive results. Often, though, the stories are negative or result in less than desirable outcomes or reports. Reading enough of these results in a cynical outlook on the future. This is why I generally don't pay attention to the news. Most of it doesn't concern me, and much of it has little I can do to change it, other than to not perpetuate it.