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Life would be easier if I cared about “celebrities”

I don’t read magazines, unless I’m at the dentist. I never really got into the reality TV show fad or cared about watching networks centered around actors, models, producers, and all those other rich and famous types.

This may have made me a bit of a weird kid. Being up on the latest pop culture gossip nonsense just ain’t my thing. I wish it weren’t our society’s thing too.

Even if I didn’t want to hear anything about supposed “celebrities”, there’s no avoiding them. I see people’s faces plastered in store aisles while simply trying to acquire sustenance. I turn on the news and hear about the latest fashion, crime, breakup, hookup, and other non-newsworthy celebrity stories.

Some people know more about their favorite celebs than their own family. That’s horrifying, sad, and pathetic. A host of people are practically celebrity stalkers – but that’s kind of acceptable and OK. That’s just weird and creepy.

The bottom line is: I DON’T CARE. (And I don’t know why we celebrate “celebrities”!!!)

Tell me their story when they do something amazing, fine. I’ll listen to that, I may even applaud them, but don’t barrage me with bullshit stories and a myriad of photos about what these strange famous people are doing on the regular.

I wish we celebrated great thinkers, inventors, and heroes. Those are the types of celebrities we should care to learn more about.

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  1. I totally agree. I really don’t like the current obsession with celebrities and reality tv. I really don’t care about people who are famous for being famous and who in every other way are less talented and less substantial than anyone I know including myself.

    I don’t want to watch celebrities trying to cook, to teach history or build a house. Let me watch proper chefs, historians and architects. Similarly those idiots who go on stage to try and dance or sing. Can’t we have real,actual professional entertainers like we used to. Lets have some shows that teach ordinary peo9ple to be carpenters or first aid, something that might help themselves and society.

    Relatedly, is it bad of me when watching the news that I don’t want to hear the opinions of people on the street. If I want an uninformed viewpoint, I can ask anyone. As I ‘m watching the news I would like the opinion and guidance of someone more qualified than the guy walking down the road when the camera crew got there.

    • Oh goodness! So sorry for the delay in responding, Stephen. I totally missed this comment.

      I hear ya. I don’t understand how people enjoy watching mindless television? You’re absolutely correct. “Famous” people tend to lack substance and talent. I’d much rather hear about something cool my neighbor or even a stranger is doing than watch that nonsense any day of the week.

      Ha! I’m definitely with you on watching legitimate experts do their work and share their craft over watching a “celebrity” cook/clean/whatever. TV is more concerned about ratings and sensationalism than showcasing actual entertainers and bettering society. It’s a vicious cycle that a lot of people unfortunately feed into, it seems.

      In regards to the news, you’re exactly on point! I hate when programs interview some random person about what’s going on too. It personally embarrasses me as someone who works in the journalism field. I find myself shaking my head more and more as I watch the news because it seems like that’s an all too common trend and goes against basically everything you’re taught in journalism 101!

      Great insight, thank you for your thoughtful comments!

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