Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Problem with this World

Hypocrisy. Yep. That's the problem with this world. If people do what they say, say what they mean, and live it - this world would be a much better place.

The  hypocrisy that hit me this morning was what people say they stand for but yet what they celebrate.

Case in Point: Bullying and Glee.

Of late Andersen Cooper has been promoting and asking people to take an anti-bulling pledge.  And rightfully, so! So, many kid (and adults!) have to deal with a bully every day at school or work.  Several have ended their lives instead of exposing themselves to the continued  terror.   Many every-day people as well as celebraties have signed this pledge of Andersen Cooper. I say "good for them!"  None of us should allow another person to suffer at the hands of a bully.

But then there's the other end of things.  What is one of the most celebrated shows on TV?  Glee.  What's one of the most popular characters on this show? A bully.

I watched the first two episodes when the show premiered in 2009.  While I LOVED the music on the show, I was TOTALLY turned off by the story lines of bullies, drugs (sold by a teacher, no less), and the rampant sexual promiscuity. I refuse to watch it any more.

Such a contradictory in this world:  Let's teach our kids not to be bullies, but yet let's celebrate and enjoy a teacher as she makes snarky comments  that degrade students and fellow teachers.

If we (you, me, the world - no matter what faith you practice) actually lived what we believe in where we put our time and money, the world would be a much better place.

I'm done venting now.

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