Trump press is dumbing us all down. Trump has been in the limelight for over a year now. You cannot escape hearing about him. But the truth be known he is not the most enlightened man. He is not religious or spiritual. He is not one of our leading minds (This is not to say he is dumb). His personal life is not one to hold up (three marriages, groping women, sexist language, believes revenge is important and should be delivered tenfold, bilked workers, etc.). He is not the most centered of people (as evidenced by his tweets). I say none of this to necessary disparage the man. But this is the man that is taking so much of our time in thought. I am convinced this cannot be good.
There is a biblical verse which has caught me up and delivered me from smallness on many occasions. I share it here: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8. Trump press does not offer any of this. We are thinking and being exposed to those things that do not lift us up but denigrate us.
Furthermore, we are not reading things that enlighten us because we are so inundated with Trump press. We are not listening to those spiritual voices that provoke and inspire us. This cannot be good long term. We have been overwhelmed with Trump press for over a year now and this my friend is getting to be long term.
So what to do? Read about someone who inspires us to good and noble actions. Jane Goodall, Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter, Mohammad Yunnus, Mala Yousafzai, Wendell Berry, Bill Mckibben and the list could go on. Write about something that inspires you. Do something that improves the world we live in.
Finally, do not participate in Trump Press anymore than is necessary to know if there are things you should do. If Trump is a narcissus having your mind constantly on him and his actions is the last thing we need to do for him and for ourselves.