I once read a quote from I believe it to be the Dali Lama-It goes like this: If the news upsets you and there is nothing you can do about it, then stop watching the news. (I don't have quotes here as I am working off memory and may be paraphrasing.) This quote stopped me. I thought- but as a human being isn't it my duty to know what is going on in the world? Then I thought some more about it. If there is nothing I can do to change it- no action to take in my life-then I don't have a duty to watch it. Do I?
Here's another great quote on the subject, "Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you take in feedback from the people you choose and do not swallow the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." - From The Four Agreements According to Don Miguel Ruiz
I think this is good advice. Don't you?