On the plane ride home from NYC we flew Jet Blue. I don't usually fly this airline but I was diggin the free Direct TV. As I was flipping through channels, I became glued to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I had never seen this show before but have heard of it and others like it, and have seen some of the women in US magazine or OK magazine while reading in the check-out line at the grocery store. Guilty pleasure I know.
I was baffled by these women. The content of their conversations were so catty and distasteful. If you're a fan-that's your deal but this was my first impression. These are grown women talking trashy and gossiping about each other over very serious and hurtful topics. I know they have a huge fan base and some (maybe most) probably watch out of the sheer shock effect, like the Jersey Shore, (haven't seen that either) but I can't help but think- life is too short to waste your time on this type of "entertainment". It cannot be uplifting... it seems it can only weigh you down. Right???
One of the scenes was these two women taking a trip to Paris. A shoe designer came and brought a bag of Louis Vuitton shoes. You could almost see their heartbeat quicken, their mouths salivating. This was not the bad part...this is human/famale nature I suppose. lol. Brandi Glanville hops on the table and twirls in the fancy shoes...her friend then suggests showing the men in the room her fancy lingerie. So...she flashes these men her bra which has peep holes in the center if you catch my drift. They assume both men are gay so this "wouldn't matter" but one was straight and got a "show for free" Brandi also talks about threesomes and other tasteless activities she does, how she hopes she will be on good behavior while in Paris to receive a gifted pair of LV from her friend...
I lasted another five minutes or so and thought "Everybody Loves Raymond" was much more up my alley. Now don't get me wrong. I am not a prude. I don't believe I give off a "teachers pet" or "goodie two-shoes" vibe, but I honestly felt weighed down after watching that show...partly disappointed that this show is probably rated super high and has fans galore!
****My favorite shows:****
The Biggest Loser
So You Think You Can Dance
Dancing With The Stars
Everybody Loves Raymond
I haven't watched TV in a long while, it seems one of two things happen-
1. I realize I have choreography up the wazoo that's due and start listening to music instead.
2. I fall asleep. I am on my feet all day and once I stop it's lights out.
While reading in the scriptures this morning in "Book Of Mormon Made Easier" they talk about the three major categories or tools of Satan in leading people astray throughout history of man: Materialism, Immorality and Pride. Just when I wonder if these things are actually problems I turn on and find that Real Housewives show and realize how true this is. There are so many better things to do with our time. There are good things, there are better things and then there are BEST things. Here's a great talk...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlhS7W6gtIc I have mentioned this before as well.
This post wasn't for me to sound preachy... I fall into a good or even "sub par" category many times (daily) b/c there are so many ways to be distracted these days...just keeping up on Insta Gram makes me feel like I am falling into that group...but...really??? I think if people in general try and boost up their values, their morals, their standards...we would all be in a happier place. A better state of mind and on a path that is leading to a greater destination.