Hey Ria, believe it or not, I happen to have an uncle that is Filipino.
Anyways, about your dilemma. Social media, unless you are following the antics of your family, or a really solid Trader that you know you can trust, is, in general, emotionally exhausting and a waste of time. So you should not feel bad about yourself if, after reading how bad things are, you feel bad.
I.E. Depending on the social media, 6 years ago President Obama was the harbinger of Satan, today if you listen to the opposite side President Trump is about to unleash the demonic hoards upon the earth.
I am a realist, it is my view that unless there is a greater power, that will intervene in the progression of this planet, well bottom line, we are a the mercies of the forces of nature, no need to worry about nuclear this and that, Govt’s operate on self interest, ALL govt’s today know that a nuclear exchange is mutual suicide, they ain’t gonna do it. So that leaves us with the things no one can predict or contend with, The Giant Meteor of Death, The Yellowstone Caldera, The Ring Of Fire (Pacific), all of the fault lines in every part of the earth. You can’t control this and focusing on it, will not add one Centimeter to your life.
If any of these Natural processes happen in our lifetimes, well it will not be an extinction event, but humanity will be thrown back in population and living standard for years.
So my advice, stick to the “workout and fitness goals while some are for dessert recipes”, you will be much happier. Also, you have to be able to, well, I hate to say it, perhaps harden yourself a bit. Sometimes you have to trade bad news to make a profit. The shooting of Rep Scalise comes to mind, an earthquake, a hurricane, all of these events cause a disturbance in Price/Time, and we as traders profit from these disturbances. I know it does not seem right but, it is not your or my fault that these thing happen. Just like the bodyshop guy profits from fixing a car that was in an accident where someone was seriously injured, we profit from bad, good, and indifferent.
So go out, buy yourself a new hat, pick yourself up from the floor, and reset you mind and heart, and get on with learning how to trade.
Hope to continue seeing you again
The Ever Mature VIPER
kalayaan para sa _ bob
PS I leave you with this