As most of you know, I gave up television 18 months ago. The main reason was the on-slaught of 15-minute stars who seem to be dominating the television and thus the lives of many people. For the life of me, I can’t understand why we are obsessed with Lindsay Lohan, Lady GaGa, Kim Kardashian and even Snooki and The Situation. For some bizarre reason, we are putting on a pedestal talentless people who are making no contribution to making the world a better place.
I just don’t get it!
Road rage is on the rise, oil reserves are on the decrease. We are on high terrorist alert in many parts of the world, and global hunger is still a huge concern with 9 million children dying of hunger before reaching the age of 5. I have never watched ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, but I’m curious, what are they doing about global hunger? Is it just me, or are more people going day to day in a state of unconscious awareness.
This is my blog to ask people to turn off the television for one day! It doesn’t have to be today, as the rescue of the Miners in Chile is truly a heartwarming experience, as they come to the surface after 69 days trapped. Put yourself in that capsule for one minute, and what would you do with your day today. Would you watch tv? Do you think any of those miners are going to spend today watching tv?
Something to think about.
Wow, I forgot that you gave up TV!!! 18 months is a long time. Your comments and dead on, seems you do not need talent to be a star but everyone views it. Television has certainly changed.