I don't watch much evening television, unless it's a news story or something really boring like that. But last night Jason was gone so I decided to watch some of those shows I hear people raving over. I don't feel like I am an "out of touch" female.
I love fashion.
I like to think I dress and talk like I live in this decade.
In particular the show "the bachelor" just turned my stomach.
I haven't seen the show for years but as I watched it I was a bit nauseous at the whole idea that all these girls strive to get this one man's attention before an audience of millions.
They do private interviews about how they are finally opening up to him. And maybe for the first time they can tell him they love him.
The whole idea that they would be willing to sell themselves for this one guy in order to be the winner of the show feels like they have no respect for themselves.
Giving their most precious things…Their bodies, Their hearts, Their souls.
I keep thinking about this: what if my little girl was that girl?
If some guy took their heart and body like that and then rejected them in the end…. I would want to do some very unlovely things to the young man.
I keep thinking about the girls themselves….
They are real people. I think that is easy to forget. Sometimes it seems like they are actors.
How do they feel as they leave brokenhearted?
Do they feel cared for and loved? (I just wanted to hug that poor girl in the limo)
And the Winner….It is my understanding that even the winner often doesn't end up marrying the guy. That it usually doesn't work out.
So she, at some point, even loses!
I recognize they make the choice to be on the show.
But do I perpetuate this by being a part of the viewing audience?
I couldn't stop thinking about it.
I want to be relevant in this world but I don't want to be a part of applauding the sin in it.
Am I alone in this?
My intent is not to judge you if you watch the show.
It is to judge the SHOW.
It is just my questioning mind wondering if other friends in the blogger world sense this same thing…. or am I just way out there?
Am I missing something? Tell me what you think? I am open to hearing all sides.