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Standing on my soapbox - Common sense2

Updated on January 14, 2011

*Climbs on Soapbox*

What Momma told you!

“If you keeping making that face, it’s gonna stick like that”  You ever wonder exactly WHY your mother used to tell you stuff like that?  As a Mom, I figured it out.  Because you looked stupid doing it.  Yes, that is why!  Why would she care if you looked stupid?  Because your stupidity reflects on her parenting skills.

Girls Gone Wild?

Aside from Common Sense being thrown out the window, we now have the ‘I don’t care’ attitude. Honestly people, do you REALLY think your Mom or Dad is proud that you are featured on the cover of ’Girls Gone Wild’ video? Do you really feel that when Mom is sitting there with her friends having coffee and someone says “Oh, I saw Mary on a commercial the other night flashing her boobs, they blurred it out of course!”. Do you REALLY think your Mom is going to sit up with pride and say “yep, I made those boobies!” No she’s going to hide her head in shame, wondering why you didn’t learn the lessons she taught you.

Unless your Dad is a pervert, he’s going to change the channel when that commercial comes on. My husband has taken to changing the channel with the comment “Oh my, I have daughters that age, I can‘t see this!” Not all old guys are like that, have you ever considered the thought that there are oldsters out there drooling over your lack of inhibitions?

Because you got so drunk and were out of your mind and started lifting your shirt or dropping your pants for a drink, dollar, smile, whatever, there are men making money from YOUR stupidity. Are you seeing any of that revenue? So now you’ve went to college earned your degree, you go into that interview and you don’t get the job. You wonder why. Ever think that your interviewer has seen that late night commercial? All that college money and time is wasted because you got drunk.

Case in point - Vanessa Williams - Former Miss America granted she did get acting contracts, but do you REALLY think you are that special? At least she was trying to earn a little extra money in college, what's your excuse?


Talk Shows

A few years ago a friend told me I should go on one of those ‘Talk shows’ because I was having issues with one of my daughters. They claimed to help young people. I went. I was SO entirely embarrassed, so much so that when I was notified I wouldn’t tell my parents. They’ve never seen it. I refused to tape the show, as suggested by the producers. I just wanted to put it in my past, then they have re-runs. I am ASHAMED that I chose to go on that show.

As a teenager I dated, as is normal. I even had 3 boyfriends at one time. I didn’t have sex with ANY of them. Why? Because my Mother didn’t raise an idiot! I knew the results of sex, babies. If I’d had sex with them, I might get pregnant and then would I know who the father was? Now the talk shows have turned into ’Who is my Daddy’ or “Who is the father of my baby’ shows. Do you have ANY idea of how much of an idiot you look like up on that stage not knowing the father of your child? Particularly when you have more than 2 guys paraded up there. Not only do you look like an idiot, but a slut also.


Definition of Slut - 1.  an offensive term for a woman thought by others to be sexually promiscuous (slang)

Definition of idiot - 1.  a taboo term that deliberately insults somebody’s intelligence (taboo insult)  2. somebody with an IQ of about 25 or under and a mental age of less than three years.

Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Let’s break that down for you - You are acting like someone with the mental capabilities of a 3 year old who likes to have sex with anyone.  How do you like them apples?

Who has more sense?

To make matters worse , you get up on that stage spouting so many swear words that they have to use the ‘bleep’ so often the watchers can’t understand a word of what is going on. The crowd boo’s you, yet your hands are raised like they are praising you. Have you no shame? Do you NOT realize the crowd has more sense than you do? The crowd by the way are mostly homeless street people who are given a free lunch to sit and watch you act like an idiot.  So essentially the homeless are SMARTER than you!

You are so determined that ‘Joe’ is the father of your child, you cuss him out, you cuss his Mother out anyone who disagrees with you gets a tongue lashing by you. Then it is discovered that ‘Joe’ is not the father of your child. Don’t you feel STUPID? Do you realize those sitting on the other side of the TV are saying that? The crowd laughs at you. Was that $200 you got paid to be on the show worth that?

Bad Girls Club

If that’s not enough we now have people clamoring to be on ‘Reality Shows’. Do you REALLY need that 15 minutes of fame? Is this how you want the world to remember you?

Bad Girls Club - One girl has no idea of what she wants, so she jumps into the shower with 3 different girls, proceeds to have sex with them. Oh Come On!!!! Pick a side!! I don’t care if you’re Gay, that’s your issue. But even the Gay community can’t stand you! You can’t continue to bat for both sides of the team! Make up your mind. Consequences for your behavior will eventually happen. Then are you going to say ’poor me?’

Is your self esteem so low that you have to try to PROVE how tough you are? They should have called it "See how stupid girls can be, Club".

Rock of Love

Get real!  He’s got several girls in each State waiting to take your place when he leaves home.  Do you REALLY think you’re going to be his ‘one true Love’?  How much do you have to debase yourself for a guy?

Debase - 1.  make something inferior: to reduce something in value or quality 
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Jersey Shore

Get drunk, get into fights, sleep around. I can honestly say this is NOT how I’d want the world to remember me!

This one is so stupid, that the moment it comes on.... click - change the channel.

Teen Mom

PLEASE don’t tell me that you are actually trying to get pregnant to be on the show!! Is the $280,000 really worth you slapping your boyfriend and the State threatening to take your child worth it? Or the world watching your shame as your boyfriend (the father of your baby) dumps you for some girl who doesn’t have kids. How long do you think that money is really going to last? When it’s gone, then what? You’re stuck with a child, no boyfriend and no job.

If you think you're going to get the break Vanessa WIlliams did, think again! She can sing, dance and act. What do you have going for you?

Where is Reality?

Your Mom’s/Dad’s/Grandma’s must be SO PROUD!!!  NOT!

Let’s use a little common sense people.  We only have a short time in this world to make an impression.  Use your time wisely.  Use it for the better.  If you want or NEED reality, look around you.  You live in reality.

*Steps down off my Soapbox*


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    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you! I just sometimes get so upset when people can't see the forest for the trees, and use that good common sense they were born with.

    • gmwilliams profile image

      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      great hub-love your philosophy.

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Absolutely!! When you watch TV with your young ones, they ask questions, you have answers! When my oldest boy was little he believed that all TV was real. I had a lot of explaining to do. How many other children out there believe the same way?

      Fell free to share away!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    • Pixienot profile image


      8 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      I completely think TV should be monitored for all children. However, it does not always work.

      My then 5 year old was out side playing when I noticed he was missing. It seems he went into a neighbor's house and was watching TV with their daughters.

      The best route, IMHO, is to watch TV with your children. If you do not have time, they do not have time. They can do other constructive things.

      My 2 cents worth.

      I loved the article and the energy. I hope the world reads it. I'm passing it over to FB, if you do not mind.

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      LOL, It's coming!! I can feel it building in my chest!! LOL Glad you enjoyed!

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      8 years ago from India

      Wow! That was something! Can't wait for you to get onto that soapbox again!

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Yes, that is the problem... we have no parents that are explaining TV to the kids. Park them in front of it and let them go... The electronic babysitter.

      These poor kids are getting hit from all sides with garbage and no one to help them deflect it.

      Thanks again for your insight!

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Sweetsusieg: I loved the hub, and voted it up and useful, but really "Common Sense?" Who's? Yours? Mine? Someone else's? or, God's?

      The permissive youth and young adults today are running amok, but no wonder look who they have for people to look up too. Oprah, Maddona, Lindsey Lohan, Ellen Degeneris or Ellen the degenerate as I like to call her, etc. Especially Oprah who fills their minds with this "New Age" garbage.

      Parents and Grandparents must if the younger generation is going to watch this trash sit down with them and explain that first this is TV, and second it is media sensationalism to make money and usually is not real.

      These other shows that sensationalize garbage are quickly eroding away any morals parents and or church might try to instill.

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks!!! Yes, I did (hangs head in shame)... it was AWFUL!! (read my hub about it ewwww)

      I hate the community that can't pick a side... My kids have friends that are like that, one minute they are gay the next straight... OMG!! You're killin' me here!! And YES, before you ask, I do let them know how I feel... Can't keep that bottled up!!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

    • Iontach profile image


      8 years ago

      Oh Sweetsusieg this Hub is sooo funny! Made me laugh so much. I can't believe you went onto a TV show, lol!

      Oh and being Gay I completely agree with what you say here:

      'Oh Come On!!!! Pick a side!! I don’t care if you’re Gay, that’s your issue. But even the Gay community can’t stand you!'

      So true, I hate that BS, pick a side dammit.



    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Oh yes, there is always someone willing to watch it! I think that is why TEVO was created!! For those who would otherwise miss Snookie getting punched in the mouth... Since it's on, I can't make it go away... I do the next best thing... click...

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      Funny! As with any source of perversion and stupidity for sale, unless there was not a market for it, they wouldn't produce it. People tune in daily, nightly and in-between to watch this stuff. There is a viewing audience that is paying advertisers...

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Dusty - I do like some of them, I think Gene Simmons ROCKS as a Dad! Love him! (even if he can't drive), pickers is great too! I learn a lot from Mythbusters etc... There are a few good ones.

      stormwatcher18 - Yeah, Love that show do ya? LOL

      fucsia - I think that TV sees what society is doing and decides to take it one step further, then society sees that and takes that one step further...The like proverbial ball rolling downhill, gathering speed and picking up garbage along the way.

      Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!

    • fucsia profile image


      8 years ago

      I am totally agree with you! Yours are very interesting considerations!

      I often wonder if television reflects our society or our society is influence by television...

    • stormwatcher18 profile image


      8 years ago from Lake Odessa, Mi

      I love how u got Jersey Shore in there...cracked me up!

    • Dusty Snoke profile image

      Dusty Snoke 

      8 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

      Amazing, as always. Well done again. I hate reality shows except for things like Pawn Stars and the Pickers show. You know the ones without all the fuss, muss and craziness.

    • Sweetsusieg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Michigan

      Isn't it amazing!! Don't it make you want to slap the back of some heads to knock some sense into them? If it can prevent one person from doing something stupid, then I will have succeeded!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • thougtforce profile image

      Christina Lornemark 

      8 years ago from Sweden

      I do agree with you, and I wonder how and why! How can there be so many people who want to participate in that kind of shows or programs and why? There must be a better way to get attention or publicity! You have written a great article and hopefully it will prevent someone! Well done!


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