The age of envy

We must be living in the age of envy. Why else would a culture be so enamored with the dysfunctional lives of people like Anna Nichole Smith and Brittany Spears? Their stories would be tragic if they weren’t so pathetic.

The media has made them icons, and now, as they self destruct, the networks are in a frenzy to cram the sick details of their shallow lives down our throats.

It is a poor reflection on our culture when instances like these are considered the most compelling news events to telecast. I heard a pundit say the other day “It makes for great drama.” If this is drama that sells -I’m not buying.

Where are our hero’s? Show me values. I want to see some virtue for a change. Let someone emerge from the chaos and set an example of what makes our culture great.

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