I’m having a huge issue with the media, big business and people in general. I realize that this post is capable of being seen by millions, but realistically I’d say maybe one person will take the time to read it beginning to end and that’s being generous with myself. But the news, the news is a different story. Everyone in some way gets their news and it is seen my millions either by viewing, hearing, reading, social media, even through conversation with others.
I trult believe that people are just like sheep. One heads out and another follows and pretty soon there are hundreds/millions of sheep all standing around wondering how they arrived at their current destination/situation and surprisingly a lot of them are A-OK with that. Why? Why is that?? What exactly is the mentality that drives people to band together even when it’s not ideal, logical or rational? I don’t know enough about psychology to know this without doing some extensive reading, but I do see how quickly it happens and what can happen when it does. Sometimes the outcome is good, but seemingly more often, it’s not.
My FB friends have been slowly weaning themselves off cable TV – which I recommend EVERYONE do! First, it’s way too expensive and secondly, TV is crap. Shows are opinionated, and a lot of them push an agenda. Much of TV is the same thing over and over again – BORING. And nowadays, what’s supposed to pass for comedy is not even close to being funny. And well the news? It’s anything but news – it’s speculation, conjecture, opinion and a lot of hype. If you want to know what’s really going on, GO OUTSIDE!! Live, meet your neighbor, walk around the block, go to the largest city near you, visit some businesses, talk to people! Perception is everything, but it’s also relative.
A lot of TV nowadays is someone hocking their Chinese-made shit to you 24 Hours a day, tell me, why are people ok paying for that? That is definitely NOT something anyone should be paying for! In fact, they should be paying US to watch it! But here again, people are like sheep and they do crazy things;…like say…pay $200 per month for a phone they don’t use, TV that’s almost all commercials, and websites to read so they can base their opinion on someone else’s experience. Hmmm, yeah, makes sense to me. NO, IT REALLY DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME! AT ALL, NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT!
Why don’t people “sheep” over things that MATTER and that affect us all? How about “sheeping” together to make sure…
- that the news that is reported is true and unbiased
- that we don’t dole out money for a service we don’t receive
- that our schools actually teach our children something beneficial
- that every town has clean running water
- that the people who actually can’t help themselves are being helped
- that jobs paid for are done and done well
- that animal shelters are funded to do what they need to do
- that gas prices, grocery prices, prescription prices and medical care don’t make us ALL people who can’t help themselves
- that plastic is biodegradable, that cars can run on something else besides gasoline
- that criminals are punished for their crimes
- that the mentally ill are cared for
This list can go on and on and on!! But just for a minute, how about everyone stop being a part of the FAKE problems and start fixing the REAL problems. Things that matter and make a difference to each and every person on this planet whether you live in America or not. Instead of turning on your TV and basing your day on what someone has embellished and skewed and warped and twisted, turn it off. Then base your day, your thoughts and your life on what YOUR OWN day consists of. Make changes where YOU live and in YOUR life. Make a difference NOW in what will matter to YOU, YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN in 50 years.
I just simply don’t understand how people can be sucked in so easily, manipulated by their own TV and “Big Business”? Maybe it’s because their friends did it, or their parents did it or the media and the idiot box have convinced them it’s the “right thing to do”. My advice, reassess your priorities, pay attention to who’s pockets are being padded and remove yourself from the HYPE. Ask yourself on a daily basis, “How’s my life going?”. And if it’s not going how you’d like it to go, start changing the things that aren’t working for you in YOUR OWN LIFE, chances are they’re not working for others either.
While writing this, a thought crossed my mind…maybe we aren’t like sheep, maybe we’re actually more like ostriches.