The best any of us can do is to keep our thoughts focused on what we can reach with our five senses. That is the only way we can have influence, create changes or learn from the experiences of others. Watching television stories and reading tales from the dark side in the papers is a piss poor substitute. We need to keep our heads in the game; our game, our family's game and the game of our communities. If we are all constantly looking to far off tragedies, how prepared can we be if those tragedies take roost in our neighborhood?
For now, if even for a little while turn off the channels of programming targeted at your mind by an ever profiteering corporate media apparatus. Create your own channels. Start small if you must. And then if you must watch that which is created to take from you, keep the mindset that very little of it is for the good of other people, but most exclusively for the good of corporate media moguls, and international corporate advertising agencies and sales forces. People are getting filthy rich from showing the masses the perpetration of the filth of humanity.