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Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain- otherwise it would often be painful to bear-without affecting the consciousness.

Restate the main idea in the following quote.


The constant accumulation of negative ideas causes the body to perform poorly and the mind to shut down.


The ability to listen to an abundance of negative news without the overwhelming feeling of sadness is due to the disconnect between man and man.


The lack of attention to the news, listening but not paying attention, becomes an excuse for the lack of compassion one should feel.


The overabundance of information on a daily basis consumes the mind of man leaving little to no room for empathy.


The constant exposure to news, while being completely absorbed, desensitizes the listener. The persistent listener becomes apathetic, no longer affected by the dark side of human nature.

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