I don't know about you, but I am getting so sick and tired of all the crying on television.
Every network has some form of competition show and it appears that the production
crew encourages tears.
I don't find it entertaining to watch a contestant cry like a baby and have a
tantrum every time they don't win.
The nastiness and back stabbing is alarming. What kind of message is
this sending to the youth of our nation?
Competition can and should inspire us to give our all, to try our best.
But if we don't win ( and no one will win all of the time), we need to
learn how to be gracious.
In one of my very first horse shows when I was quite young, my
trainer caught me crying in the stable after I lost a competition.
She told me that if I was going to cry every time I lost to another
in a horse show I may as well give up showing altogether because
it would happen again and I better get used to it. She made me dry
my eyes and saddle up. Her response did not scar me, but it did
make a lasting impression. Whenever I lose, I just get back on the
horse and try again. Just keep trying kid and remember ...
Have a little dignity.
I hope that someone from network television reads this post.
Civility is sorely lacking today and it's time to bring back some
dignity. And remember ...
Happy, smiling babies are much cuter than cry babies.
That's my opinion on the media. If we want this world to be a better
and happier place, then it is up to each of us to set a good example.
Happily Joining ~
Susan and Bentley