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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Escaping Reality Television

In sociology, there's a concept called, "Looking Glass Theory" and funny enough my father taught me the same concept but he had, almost like a little slogan for it. He would say, "perception is 99% reality". This idea has to be a major one for raising children...oh the pleasures of life I will never enjoy.

Long story short, by putting less than life yet "reality" on television on the idiot box, my quality of entertainment dwindles, women think reverse sexism is feminism, breast implants are no longer surgery, the Amish are now allowed to swear and have mafias, God is good-Jesus is better, but Dr. Oz knows best, and the educational channels like History and Discovery should really be renamed to something that implies the misuse of money and time to explore fictional ghost sightings with shot-ty camera work and a bad filter.

Channels I would recommend: AMC, Netlix, and downloads.

For All of Those Who Have Tried to Help, or to Hurt.

Ask Me
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.