Friday, 7 September 2012

Common sense is a lost art....

I feel like I'm ranting a lot lately.... but seriously.... what has happened to common sense?! Are some people so wrapped in themselves that they can't see the light of day? Look, despite what you might think, the world DOESN'T revolve around you. You are NOT the most important thing in everyone's life. To your family, sure. But not to everyone that you happen to come in contact with.

This summer we choose to be part of a reality show. When we were chosen to participate, my husband and I sat down and talked about all of the possibilities. What would be our roll in the show, what we hope to get out of it, and was it going to be worth the work. I feel like we were one of the ONLY people to do this!!

People are complaining that there are "feature families", or the cameras don't come to film the stuff that they are doing.... blah blah blah. Nobody cares. This is a T.V. SHOW people!!! It needs to be interesting, it needs to have drama! Who wants to watch a tv show without drama? Name a show that doesn't have any drama that's lasted more than a few episodes? There is NO WAY that they can cover ALL of the families involved! There are some who have more interesting/complicated/sad stories, some people have more eccentric personalities that look great on camera.

We talked about this stuff before hand. We looked at our situation, and while it sucks, it's not that different from a lot of other families that are struggling right now. We're a pretty normal, boring, run of the mill family! LOL Until you get to know us :P But really, for camera purposes, we're not going to be at the top of the list. We knew this going in. We took a look at it, and came to a LOGICAL conclusion. It seemed obvious.

We discussed what we wanted to get out of it. Friendships in the community, networking, business advice, and financial advice.

It has been GREAT for that! We wouldn't change our experience for the world.

But I'm still perplexed that their are "adults" out there who whine, complain, name call, and even start rumours about others! All because they feel like they deserve more film time than others?

The producers know what they're looking for. They need certain amounts and certain kinds of filming. They have a plan for the show. A certain feel that they're going for. Remember people, it's a tv show and it has to be INTERESTING. Every week. We need ratings people! Bad ratings could mean that there wouldn't be another season. And that would be very unfortunate.

So don't get your knickers in knot. Just stop and think about the situation. Ask yourself, "what makes ME more important then whomever else they are filming right now? What would I do/how would I feel if the roles were reversed?" And most of all, be RESPECTFUL!

Use your common sense! And if you don't have any, then come and ask me.... I'll give it to straight, with no sugar coating. 

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