Because I'd really like you to yak this one back. Yes indeed. This post is not designed to make you laugh or cry. It's designed to make you think.
I was lying in bed watching television last night, and I heard Dennis Miller opine about reality TV. Specifically, he was speaking of the genre of shows like Dancing with the Stars. I guess they call it reality competition or some such thing. He was asked his opinion on the current season, and he said something like this:
He doesn't watch those shows anymore because they are too realisitc for him.
In those shows, he said,
the truly talented or best competitor
doesn't win the prize.
Instead, it's the one
who makes watchers feel a certain way
or feel that he deserves to win
whether he has actually
earned the victory or not.
He said that it is reflective of our culture in general.
Now admittedly, I don't watch those shows. I don't have a problem with them, and I've heard that they are fun to follow. I just don't watch much television at all any more.
I'm more apt to be here...
(I added that part to fulfill my oddball need to illustrate all posts.)
But I have been thinking about what Miller said all morning. I actually typed this up a few hours ago but didn't post it.
So what do you think? Do you think we have become a culture more willing to consider feelings over talent and abillity? Do you think that's a good thing or a bad thing?