Here are five reasons why you don’t hear a lot of good news. Futurist, Chet W. Sisk. Yes, it’s true. A lot of the negative news and information you feel all around you is because it’s being regularly provided to you through mainstream media and social media algorithms. But why?

Why don’t we get information about kittens being saved from trees, and a new solution to homelessness? Well, here are five factors at work.

Negative news is more appealing. It’s true. We tend to focus when people talk about bad news or threats. Media companies have just learned to monetize that aspect of your evolutionary self.

People tend to remember negative news more. It was Einstein who talked about the experiment where he did a problem 99 times and missed one. The students only remembered his miss.

Newsrooms have a bias. Many journalists may feel their job is to…

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