Only thoughts can affect anyone’s experience of Joy. What’s happening in the world is only a reflection of every thought that has gone before, but because the ego believes the illusion to be real, it offers thoughts that blame something in the reflection of our Past misalignment for the lack of Joy we are experiencing Now.
To the extent we believe these thoughts, we are creating further misalignment in the present moment, which will be reflected back again when the time is perfect for it to manifest in the world.
The media is instructive! It presents the opportunity to learn where we’ve already been with our thoughts, and we can use our perception and emotion to illuminate, forgive and transcend mental habit patterns that keep us bound to dis-ease. But as long as we keep buying into the idea that it’s the world that needs to change, no matter how brilliant the ego, we are only playing a fool.