Reality TV, the next worse thing to infomercials, except reality TV does way more damage to our society, especially with the way television molds the impressionable minds of our youth. Sometimes when I go places I see ignorant people having ignorant conversations about the ignorant reality TV show they watched last night. The majority of the conversations include what happened on some ridiculous reality TV show ” Girl if that was me I woulda” or “I can’t believe she’s 16 and pregnant and acting like that”. Yet people don’t see anything wrong with watching and promoting these disgusting shows.
I really believe if people took a step back and looked at what they got out of these shows they would be ashamed. What’s going on ? Well first maybe the self esteem is low or your life sucks. So, you go home and turn on The Biggest Loser. Suddenly you start to feel better about yourself and your situation. Because face it, those people have it way worse than you, there’s no way you would let yourself go like that. In fact, we are letting ourselves go every time we promote these shows.
The individualism television feeds our society is scary. I remember when I was growing playing outside was the thing to do, if you weren’t hanging with the crew then you were either sick or grounded. Now a days even on Christmas there are next to no children outside enjoying their presents. I think if we put the “REAL” back in ”REALity” I think things would be less stressful on us all. We would most definitely have stronger relationships with “REAL” people. Wake up.
Lastly, I’m going to talk about MTV promoting teen pregnancy to our youth. They lie and tell us they are trying to prevent teen pregnancy, while glamorization it on a station that mostly teenage girls watch? I’m confused ? So, you mean to tell me that dramatizing and glamorization teen pregnancy to teenage girls on MTV is going to make young girls not want to get pregnant. Get the … I’m sorry, I almost got angry. The saddest thing about it is teenager’s parents let their girls watch this garbage. It’s a sad day in hell when pregnant 16 year olds have become entertaining to us.
We have become spectators in the Colosseum watching our modern-day gladiators desensitize us from what’s right and what’s wrong. We pass up our fellow-man in need because all we care about is ourselves. Become more human and be ”REAL” with yourself. Live your own life stop living it through television’s fake reality of people they edit on-screen to entertain us. Build lasting relationships!