Life is not a soap opera

2 Sep

Say the two words, ‘soap opera’ today and the first thing that might come to your mind is Paris Hilton’s life.

Scandal? Drama? Intrigue? Vanity? Petty feuds and vendettas? Check.

Slutty boots? Check

Arrested? Check

Released and re-arrested? Check.

Sex Icon? Check

Drama Queen? Check

Life in Kuwait is becoming very ‘Paris Hilton’ish’… Betrayal, Deception, Lies, Drama, lots and lots of drama…

Speaking of drama… I loved this

What is the cause? Too much television? Too much westernization? Or, are people just losing their self-respect?

Television teaches. If it didn’t, there would be no commercials on the screen, because advertisers want people to learn a behavior,

to learn to buy their products. So, what do you think of these shows that we have been seeing for the last 3 weeks? What do they teach us?

During this holy month, should we not be learning about discipline, poverty and the right thing to do, the right path to lead? Instead, all I have been seeing/hearing is lies, deception, adultery and so much more…

We should use television to save life on Earth not destroy it.

Many people here watch ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Zawarat khamees’ madre sheno ba3ad bes.. these are television shows. That’s it. Life is not a soap opera.

Just a few days ago I was watching a show and the man was running off to live his life with two maids? Another show, girl was having a relationship with her teacher? Is this ‘HEALTHY’ tv? That one guy that tells you after 12 hours that he loves you – he doesn’t. That one girl that tells you your the only one for her after 12 hours – your not. Just because Eva Longoria can run off with the gardener in Desperate Housewives doesn’t mean you can.

To come out with a statement like, ‘ana free, ana open minded’ …..it’s bull****. Do you know the definition of having an ‘open mind’? Here in Kuwait this statement has taken on a whole new meaning.

Just to clarify, it does not mean, here’s the green light.. and you guys know exactly what I mean by that.

Angel Ivy as Masked Midia

For godsake, get a grip on the real reality..you are NOT living in a Soap Opera.

You have responsibilities to yourself, your family, your job and your studies.

Time to Grow Up?

Time to remove your mask and start living in the real world.

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4 Responses to “Life is not a soap opera”

  1. Hatch3r September 2, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Well said. I think the pressure of living here gets to people, and whatever they see on TV was at some point a reality, sad but true.

    To some people “Im open minded” is a green light, but to those who actually are open minded and educated when hearing those words it just makes it more comfortable knowing there are people out there that just accept and don’t judge others :D.

    Cool blog btw, keep it up! 😀

    • babbleq8 September 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      I think you are right about tv, at some point yes, it is a reality in some people’s lives but in an islamic country, should we be promoting this sort of television? I don’t think so.

      And yes, an intelligent person understands the definition of having an open mind. It’s also common sense. We know that a male and female can be friends, can have a conversation without one or the other getting all ‘gooey’ and telling their friends a load of crock..

      Thanks for passing by, come back soon! 🙂

  2. Hatch3r September 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Nope i for one dont promote these TV shows because i see no Morale behind them, just sadness and pure fiction. However if thousands love these TV shows and talk about them 24/7, i cannot do anything except what im doing now, which is saying “how on earth are you watching that, let alone liking it”

    Np 😀

    • babbleq8 September 5, 2010 at 5:48 am #

      LOL.
      It makes me laugh…
      The whole idea of fasting is that we should abstain from certain things, think badly being one of them so surely by watching these shows we are using our minds…we are thinking… watch a guy cheating on his wife, marrying a secret wife, holding a gun to his wife’s head… this is what exactly? all good? LOL

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