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Indian News Papers

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Remember that horrifying Swine Flu or H1N1 crisis. Anywhere you go people were wearing mask on their face. Our news media which has to run 24 hours a day of news supply, were completely on top of situation. News TV Channels and News Paper were talking about one thing – ‘H1 N1 is here and it will kill you’

Do you know how many people have died in India due to H1N1 or swine flu in last 3 years ?
Probabaly 100 or less than that.

Now let me bring a surprising fact in front of you.

Do you know how many people have died due to Tuberculosis (TB) in last 3 years in India?
At-least 1 lakh people.

Yes TB which we never talk about has killed lot more people than Swine Flu. So why did we find Swine Flu so terrifying ?

Reason is our Mind and all information that surrounds it. Our mind can be influenced to feel things. People predict severity of something based on how easily an example can be brought to mind.

Do you remember Economic Crisis in Greece and many other European nations? Just few months back News Channel was all over it. And it looked like it will put whole Euro for toss. It brought down our stock market.

Reality is after all these months situation with Euro has even worsen. Things are worse then what they were 3 or 6 months back however no one seems to be talking about it.

Do me a favour – today when you are travelling in train or when you get quite 2-3 minutes. Ask yourself what information you have been surrounded with in last few days. Is that causing your mind to think in certain way?

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