Lesson 6 of A Course In Miracles keeps hitting home on the same topic. It is another angle at your mind telling your mind that everything it sees is full of crap!
The instructions are to search your mind for any form of upset and say "I am angry/upset/worried at _____ because I see something that is not there."
The Course is still taking a full-on radical approach to my current reality. That really appeals to me. The "meaning of life" and all the idiotic things that I read and see on the news (when I can stand to watch, which is almost never) make it very clear that "things" are screwed up.
Hearing the news and advice that what is internally upsetting does not actually exist...that doesn't sound like such a bad thing to me. I am not clear on the alternative just yet, but I am open to consider that the world as it appears is not as it seems. That makes me happy actually.