I like the idea that Germany's leading newspaper had for Christmas. I know that common wisdom says that it is the bad news that really sells. That people want to hear about people worse off than them. But just because it's common wisdom doesn't make it 100% true. Otherwise, how can one explain that Heroic Stories has over 31,000 readers?
I know that we can't be Pollyanaish and that nasty events happen. But a bit more of a balance would be nice.