It seems to me that we have become a society that values people behaving badly. What else accounts for: Bridezillas, Bad Girls, Bad Party Girls, John & Kate, the children the nanny tries to rehabilitate, Housewives of the Amazon (or wherever they happen to be living and fighting now), and all the reality shows where people yell at each, while the camera watches.
It used to be that behavior like that was a reason to be ashamed. Now, it seems encouraged.
We have become a nation that loves to watch brats; brats of all ages. Hence, recently the big news was the soccer player who was repeatedly filmed abusing other players. Her excuse, “That’s not me. I’m not like that.” Okay, who was in your body? Because, people who know you certainly think it is you.
I am so totally sick of people yelling and screaming at each other because they just “know” what is right and you do not. What happened with negotiation and meeting in the middle and listening? I have to wonder what is going to force us to realize that this is a very slippery slope to head down.
I love Project Runway and have really enjoyed the last couple of seasons where they did NOT have the one or two people who like to make life miserable for everyone else. The only liar was out as soon as he opened up with that big lie. There was only one who liked to put the others down, in a big way, but all-in-all it was a pleasant season. And, what is wrong with that?
What is wrong with being civilized?