I have alot to say about a great many subjects, and sometimes wonder if I'm the only one who think s the world is going to hell in a handbasket. I don't understand the obsession we have with celebrities and their lives, with reality shows like Jersey Shore, the Kardashians, The Hills, Real Housewives of anywhere, and all the other reality shows that real people living real lives know are so NOT the reality faced by most people. These shows are horrible influences on teenagers, especially girls, and expose all the things that responsible parents are trying to teach their kids NOT to do, all the while glamorizing inappropriate behavior and throwing tons of cash at these shallow, crude, classless materialistic idiots! And as women who work hard trying to balance family and career, why are we promoting these spoiled, selfish, catty, rich housewives, enabling them to brand themselves and become richer and more spoiled than they already are on our dime? Are they adding jobs to the economy, or putting money in your pocket?
I'm also very disturbed about the pleasure we all seem to take in the misery of celebrities cheating spouses, most recently regarding Sandra Bullock. The poor woman's humiliation at her husband's infidelities with a string of swastika-covered bad girls looking to make a quick buck on the misery of others has been encouraged by the media to the extent that it is encouraging blackmail on a grand scale. I thought blackmail was illegal!! If we keep rewarding these girls for bad behavior, we are contributing to the continuing demoralization of our society. How stupid are these high-profile men who engage in this illicit behavior, and use texting, voice mails, and video to document these trysts? Have they learned nothing from all the famous people whose lives have been ruined and careers shattered as a result of the very same thing??? Hello, has anyone heard of former President Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Elliott Spitzer, John Edwards, and John Sanford just to name a few? Are they really that dumb or do they want to get caught?? I don't really care what happens to these ego-inflated idiotic men , but they have wives, children whose lives are impacted in such a devastating way and then played out day after day for the public, eager to hear every little juicy detail. What has become of human compassion? Think about how you would feel if this was your life on display for everyone to snicker about.
I think we have all become so disappointed with our own lives, that we enjoy seeing others in misery, especially famous people who seem to have it all. But we're just feeding into this whole thing and the bad guys are getting RICH! Are you?
Get a grip everyone! Maybe we need to re-evaluate our own priorities and use the time and energy we spend following these "people" to do something that will benefit people in need, or even ourselves!!! Tell me what you think!