First things first: today I reached over five thousand views on my blog since the day I started. I am so weirded out by that big number. I really don’t feel like this is worth five thousand views but thank you.
Today I watched Amish Mafia on Discovery Channel. It was so incredibly ridiculous. We ended up watching it because the name was eye catching. But it was absolute madness. Seriously, this show is nuts. Just watch it once. Then you’ll understand.
We watch shows like that and Honey Boo Boo and The Kardashians and Moonshiners because it is fascinating. They are like a car crash that is so horrible that you cannot look away.
We love other people’s disfunctions, don’t we? I find relief in the fact that I am better off than Honey Boo Boo. Watching other people train wreck their lives is great. It gives us a chance to remind ourselves that we are slightly less dysfunctional than the rest of the world and, therefore, somehow better.
We are all humans. We are all loved and created by one god who made us beautifully. Why should we take joy in the misfortune, idiocy and failures of others? We shouldn’t.