Forget Reality TV, I'd Rather Watch My Own Life


Happened to see the results of the Amanda Knox trial today and by some off chance I also heard about the ending result of the Casey Anthony trial when it was big. But honestly I can care less about either. I have seen so many people getting upset over something that's not even apart of their day to day life. Why be tore up over nothing really? The outcome is going to be the outcome no matter how much you turn up the volume on your boob tube or yell at the screen. I used to watch the news myself but then I saw how I was emotionally affected by something that I can't change, something so completely outta my hands. So I decided to stop.

Then on the other hand you have reality tv. From time to time I find myself sucked into it. And wanting to gossip about people I don't even know as if they live next door. It's just gotten so out of hand it's ridiculous. Is it so wrong for me to enjoy living my life in a bubble? Amanda Knox who? What's a Snookie? Is there anything wrong with that or should I fall in with the majority of society and care about someone else's life when I can barely keep up with my own? Should I be paying attention to could-be and probably-are murderers? Should I be consumed with the reality of what tv has become with it's girl-on-girl fights? Kate plus her eight? And Kim and her other Kardashians just to have something to talk about at the water cooler?

Nah. I'd rather save that water cooler time by getting a bottled water and spend the time that's left over planning my next vacation.

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2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Yes, it's funny how some criminal trials become public entertainment. Same with celebrity gossip.

What's wrong with real life?


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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

Absolutely, nothing 2patricias! We need to pay attention to our own lives or it will end up as chaotic as the reality tv we see and we'll fail miserably at fixing it because we're too busy trying to analyze others.


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

NiaG, Well no, you don't need to care about what goes on on the television. Shows have absolutely changed and I can attest to that. Just the other day I came across theme music for Good Times and The Jeffersons on YouTube and it took me back to lots of laughter and a warm place I'd moved away from. And yet, as I sat in my room and listened to NPR radio's broadcast on the fact that Amanda Knox was free, I let out a loud yell! Twice, as a matter of fact. Why was I so ecstatic bout that, because I believed in her innocence and have from the time I began to follow her trial. Casey Anthony had my attention too. I was on the fence about her case but still wanted a not guilty verdict. I think with the Knox case, she is an American on foreign soil and the evidence was not hard evidence at all. Too many felt she was being wronged. The outcome~she was freed. I think its okay to care about people we don't know, to align ourselves with them and support them. That doesn't mean to stop living your life, but just sending out positive energy. One never knows when you might need the support of others you don't know. Regarding real life, our troops have prayer, letters, boxes of good things, and copious support sent to them form people all around the world. Do you know someone who is there, a friend's family member, your own? I would hope that while you are keeping up with your own life that you take a moment to think of them and offer support in whatever way you can. Karma is real and what goes around, comes around. Leaving you in thought as you sip on your bottle of water. Peace!


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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

There's no way to really avoid any of it satice_j and I do allow myself to be aware of what's going on I just don't choose to immerse myself in it. I'm a caring person by nature and I have just found that time after time my heart goes out to every little thing I see. So much that I have just found comfort in living in a world of oblivion every now and then. But there are some people out there that make it their lives and become so involved with that stuff that they don't take the time to pay attention to their own lives. Maybe it's just there way to escape. And no, I don't know troops. And I do feel for those that have been affected by any of it. Thanks for your response!

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