opinion is the new face of journalism
It's 5 minutes of your life
The Globe and Mail is revamping its image. Over the past few weeks, there have been hot topic themes for debate and a variety of interesting columns. From multiculturalism to failing boys, the military to work/life balance, each topic has really got me thinking and I love it.
It’s a mixture between news and opinion. I suppose it’s the changing face of media where objectivity is less common. The lead no longer contains the meat of the story- and the content is more subjective and probing.
I am also really enjoying the Life section. Great articles about fitness, new health studies, relationships and food. I often read the article in print then go online to check out the comments. It’s amazing just how many people share their two cents with the Globe.
There was an article about when a married couple loses interest in each other, statistically speaking, it wasn’t pro marriage or committment.
The diversity among the comments was enlightening. People were thoughtful and honest with their answers. The article sparked a great online conversation to say the least.
Ask any of my friends, I’m all about the mental preparation. In my first year of university, we would have these “de-brief” breakfasts after a night out. We would sit in the caf and just talk and talk. So fun sharing our different perspectives. Eventually it would be time to leave and people would get up to go, “WAIT!” I said. ”I need at least 10 minutes mental preparation”
This isn’t to say I don’t like spontaneity - I do - It’s more that I’m enjoying the moment and just want to adjust myself to the end of it.
Another motto I have is “it’s 5 minutes of your life.” Whenever something embarrassing, upsetting, challenging comes my way I always give myself a little pep talk. It might be tough now, but in the grand picture of life you’ll get through it. No big deal Caitlin! In fact, I might not even remember that moment 5 years down the road.
When it comes to running, I definitely give myself pep talks! Apparently it’s good for you. This Globe and Mail article discusses mental prep for a race. It’s won’t be just 5 minutes of my life- more like 2 hours- but again, in the grand picture of life… what’s 2 hours?