There is an old song by a singer named Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” that I enjoy humming to myself every now and then. There is a line that says, “If you worry, you make it double”. If you remember that you yourself create your own melodramas, then as soon as you feel the dramas start, change the channel. You need to realize that you are in fact in control of the melodramas in your life. Don’t be addicted to them. Subconsciously or consciously, often you are looking for a fight.
Do not turn your life into one of those reality TV shows. The more “drama”, the more worries and “off center” you will be. Even though I have never been a watcher of those shows (I don’t even have a television of my own), I have seen them on occasion at a relative’s house. Every thing that I see is full of people blowing up at each other and pulling each other’s hair for nothing. It could have been someone who left the toilet seat up and the other person on the reality show punches them in the face for being selfish. Or it could be that someone said they didn’t like something about another person, and then “bam”, fists go flying.
I once read that on MTV’s “Teen Moms” show, where the “stars” pre-audition, got pregnant on purpose, just so they could have a chance to be on the show. And once they get on the show, all they do is fight amongst each other. It is all too ridiculous. And everyone seems to get arrested. It makes for such a poor example for the girls growing up because they are impressionable at that time.
On the MTV show “Jersey Shore”, they stereotype Italian Americans as “guidos” and hire only those who are a “train wreck” and who seem to drink and party all the time. Nobody ever speaks of having a career or going to school. It glorifies “no-work”, “sex”, “alcohol”, and “fighting”. It is even hard for me to not to worry a “little” about the future of America’s youth when television shows glamorize deviant behavior. Many of these “stars” end up in real life by going to prison and having DUIs on their records.