Sunday, November 16, 2008

So Much Reality Might Not Be Good

Reality TV has made itself onto the web, to the extent that individuals with little or no film experience, put whatever their minds can conceive on the web, at places like You Tube and FaceBook, and many others.

I have noticed a lot of the content has no restraint, no moral limits, and represents to a great extent the very base and animal natures that are finding new expression in the upcoming generation as well as those who have merely found a freer place to bare their minds. There is plenty of good in the world, and I refuse to take too dim a view of this phenomenon, except to say that we still have an obligation as individuals to decide what is real, and what is garbage. Remember the old computer construct, GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out, is as true today as ever.

Those who allow media outlets to report what the world is like are often the ones who tend to blame their surroundings and consequences for the way they feel, act, even live. If you allow your life to be a reaction to life around you, then you will find yourself sinking deeper as the world around you does so.

Rise up, create your life, and decide each moment what your reality will be, and you will find a new and wonderful world of excitement manifesting itself to you. And you will be the master of your own destiny.


the communicatrix said...

Well, that's the flip side of rising tides raising all boats, right? :-)

What's interesting to me is that there has been crap in every age with every medium; very little persists, and usually--well, we hope, anyway--it's the good stuff.

I, too, blink at the sheer, numbing awfulness of so much self-produced media. But really, at the same time, how can you not love that it's possible?

And on top of everything else? I will confess to not being above watching the occasional train wreck, just as I'll pick up the occasional tabloid or watch the occasional (*cough* *cough*) MSM reality TV show.

I mean, the Real Housewives of Atlanta? It's, um, instructive on some level, right?

infohwyman said...

You are so right on so many levels. I love the occasional train wreck myself.

Most disturbing to me is the plethora of videos that are labeled, "soo funny, you have to see this" and when you see it, you absolutely know that somebody went to the hospital, and you have to as yourself, what kind of person thinks this stuff is funny.

Thanks for the comment, I follow your comments with relish on twitter.