Okay, it is confession time. My name is Kathy Sykes I have a love for “bad” reality television!!!
I watch all of the Real Housewives series (Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey, and even horrible Miami), the MTV series Teen Mom, and most of the ones on VH1 (I am too ashamed to name them here) and for some reason I can’t get enough of it. They are like a train wreck…you can’t look away! AND it’s killing my brain cells and creativity.
So in 2012, I have had ENOUGH!!!!!
Why? Because I am a firm believer in what you read, watch, or listen to has a strong hold on how you live and view life. And I need to practice what I preach. No, I don’t curse and fight like most of the women on these shows, but these shows can make your mind think crazy things and you may start questioning your own situations. We are living in the era of “DRAMA” and that is what you get from reality television. AND if that wasn’t enough, the image that these shows portray of women and relationships is far from what I want my son or nieces to believe is true.
Reality should start in our homes. Exemplifying behavior that is nurturing, positive, and supporting real growth is what we should be consuming ourselves with. Yes, I know that there are negative aspects of life, but why sensationalize it nd lead people to believe that it is normal. It is NOT normal! If I do decide to watch television, I should be viewing a show that don’t have to change the channel when my son walks in the room. I want better for my life, spirit and soul. I have to make changes.
What are my other options:
1. Turn off the television and spend more time with family strengthening the unit
2. There are great programming that are similar to reality T.V. (Top Chef, HGTV, Oprah’s life lessons)
3. Reading a great book
4. Exercising (Gotta get out there a DO IT)
5. Quiet time and prayer
Whew, I am glad I got that off my chest. Now I can move on with my life in the light….the MARVELOUS LIGHT!!!