Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What the World Really Cares About...

I was going to go off on a rant about how the only people that should care about Tiger Woods cheating on his wife or not are Woods and the wife. But, I thought it was pretty pointless though since I'm sure tons of people already know they shouldn't care, but they care anyway. Well, as I perused my different news sites to find something else that might peak my interest, I simply found things that just angered me. "Matthew McConaughey goes Christmas Shopping". "LL Cool J to host the Grammy Nominations Show". Why are people so obsessed with PEOPLE?

I wonder if the general public realizes that Tiger Woods is just a somewhat attractive man from Cypress, California who has some talent while on the green and thinks its OK to cheat on his wife as long as he doesn't get caught. Do you realize this? Or do you see him as a celebrity first? I can name a few boys from high school who were somewhat attractive varsity golf players who thought it was alright to cheat on their girlfriends as long as they didn't get caught. Why aren't they in US Weekly? Because their girlfriend's not Tila Tequila? Because they aren't rich? Is it because they haven't been on the golf channel? I'm sure somebody recorded them for public access, so it can't be because they weren't on TV at all. Personally, I don't understand. Similar to what I said about Speidi (Spencer & Heidi Pratt), why do we care? They are just ignorant children playing house and we are the ignorant consumers of their stupidity (says the girl with a picture of Sean Connery on her desktop).

It's not that it's entirely a bad thing to want to read up on the people who are higher up or have more money than, oh say, Clevelanders like me. It should all be for just laughs and giggles and innocent jealousy. But we can't worship them. They certainly shouldn't be the first thing we think of in the morning and they certainly shouldn't be the last thing we think of before we go to bed at night. People need to take the time to think of themselves; to take pride in themselves and the works that they have accomplished. Sure we watch our television shows and gawk at Beyonce's thunder thighs, but at the end of the day it should be about you and your family. That should mean so much more to people than the age difference between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.

1 comment:

  1. "Matthew McConaughey Goes Christmas Shopping" would make a great book title on the decay of sociey. Keep up the blogging, Faith. Good stuff here.