Do I have the right to feel depressed?

I stopped watching news broadcasts quite some time ago, except for the rare BBC or NPR program. I didn’t want to deal with all the images and noises; and because I knew full well I couldn’t do anything to help. There was always that demon that said, “You don’t have the right to ….”

I now occasionally pick up a newspaper or a Time magazine and READ the news — because there is no noise — but I give myself the right to put it back down anytime I want.