Bad news is everywhere and it’s almost impossible to bear the amount of negativity in the world. In order to show that there is also good in this world, Italian creative artist Mauro Gatti created The Happy Broadcast. This series of illustrations shows some of the positive news of 2019 that media failed to broadcast. Indeed, when you turn on the news, it feels like the world is crumbling. Natural calamities, killings, corruption, economic problems and more. These heartbreaking headlines can really get us down. To make it worse, bingeing on the news cycle can be bad for mental health. When it seems like everything is bad it can make us feel a little overwhelmed, stressed and even depressed.
But aren’t good things happening to?
In this world full of negative news, are there any positive things happening? Truth be told, there is so much good in this world. But these inspiring stories just don’t make it to the headlines as much as the negative ones do. People tend to pay more attention to bad news. This is mainly because the human brain is simply built with a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news. In his attempt to balance the good and the bad, the artist aims to acknowledge the positive events happening around the world.
“A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it’s very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.”, Gatti explains.
Together with his fellow artists, Gatti came up vibrant illustrations to emphasize some of the most uplifting news from different parts of the world. Through this project the public can discover the brighter side of the coin that mainstream media often overlooks. If you’re also fed up with all the negativity, it’s time to look away from the bad news for the meantime. And focus more on the good news for a change. Besides, having our daily dose of heartwarming news can also prove beneficial to our mental health and overall wellbeing.
We’ve picked out the best illustrations to help restore your faith in humanity once again. You can also follow their official Instagram page to browse the entire collection and see their latest posts. From animal rights promotion, clever eco-solutions, equality and scientific innovations.
Take a look at some of the illustrations.
The Happy Broadcast will inspire and motivate you to view the world with a better outlook