For my semi-motivational rant of the day…
Family Guy is the extent of my TV watching these days. I have never seen an episode of Dr. Who, Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey, or any of those other popular shows I keep hearing about. Frankly, I have zero interest. When I was younger, I used to religiously watch certain shows, All My Children being one of them, but I stopped when I realized there was no point to watching TV. I get fidgety when I sit in front of a screen that isn’t attached to a computer.
I was surfing around on Tumblr today and saw lots of pictures of the actresses and actors at the Golden Globe Awards. All those flawless faces and beautiful dresses are quite aesthetically pleasing, but still… to this day, I don’t understand why the “stars” are held so high. I don’t understand American Idol and the quest for stardom. I’m sick of hearing about Taylor Swift and her millions of famous ex-boyfriends. The next time I hear about Kim Kardashian, I might have to scream. The only “celebrity” I really like is Catherine Middleton because she seems to have class, but you can never really tell for sure.
Reality shows and celebrity “idols” exist because humans are inquisitive. We want to know what goes on in the lives of others. That’s the entire reason Facebook and blogs and Twitter exist and are popular. We like to compare others’ lives to ours, and sometimes that’s to our detriment. Sure, we feel good about ourselves when we look at Honey Boo Boo and her family, but when young girls compare themselves to Taylor Swift, they may not feel like they’ll ever be “as good” as her.
Don’t be idle and idolize or compare yourself to others. Don’t wish you were like a reality show star, or a movie character, or an actress, or the Duchess of Cambridge, or someone you know on Facebook. You don’t know what their lives are really like behind the glitz, the glamour, and the positive tweets and blogs. Go out and be yourself and enjoy your own life.