I live in that same mode now too.I used to read the paper every day, listen to talk radio at work, watch the news every night and get angry and frustrated. I don’t do any of that anymore. I pay attention to what’s happening around town and live my life. The only reason I know there’s an election coming up is because I’m on the ballot as a JOP again.
Outside of your immediate sphere everything happens wether you know about it or not. I’ve been happier not knowing.