My writing has always been hard charging, consistent and fast; Main reason?, no TV!
I haven't had cable TV to watch in years, like over 6 years, then to suddenly get it again takes time getting use to.
At first it seemed to slow.
1. When you haven't watched TV on a regular basis for years, the first thing that jumps out at you is how fake human sentiment is portrayed in TV commercials. The friendly smiles, the controlled jesturing, every restaurant has an equal amount of ethnicity in it.
It could be a Country Western bar in the middle of Hee-Haw Texas, and on TV you'll have a black patron or couple, an Asian patron or couple, and a Hindu priest...
TV portrays the world they way maybe 'it should be', but not how it really is.
It really does take some time getting back use to it again.
2. Also most TV personalities are very 'vibrant'...everyone at Taco Bell is cheery and happy, on the commercials, and all look like perfect petite college aged servers, who go home to perfect communities, perfect lives, that I guess only exist in the Twilight Zone, the other one.
My reason for writing this post is that I found out how easy it is to get sucked back into that 'TV zone'...where you just stare at screen for hours, and turn off your own thoughts and imagination.
It's hard to be engaged in a show, while coming up with your own creative stuff at the same time, one will win out.
Watching TV is OK now and then, but I don't ever want to start letting it dominate most of my couch time. Otherwise my own creative writing and ideas and passions, will all be absorbed into the TV set.
If I'm lonely, I need to write letters, fax people, create stuff, take photos, go bird watching, but I don't want TV to become a time filler.
It's so easy to get wrapped up in 'nothing'. To sit back and just 'watch' others live and dine on TV, while you do nothing.
I have to be very careful not to get caught up in the TV vortex.
Which can be compared to being a ghost, in that you hear, see, life all around you, but aren't really apart of it.
A living 'dead zone' can be like being a ghost forever trapped in a old house or mansion, forever wondering the halls, stair ways, rooms, forever trying to cling onto laughter, tones, sounds of the past, and hoping maybe they'll come back, but they don't, for there's nothing in the house, and never will be.
And sometimes we live our lives like ghosts stuck, trapped, in a mansion.
And that mansion represents our environment, where we work, our social life, home life ect.
It becomes a dead zone for many, but many can't escape, or don't know how, and so wonder around in this environment like a ghost.
Desperate to cling onto something solid, but never quite being heard by others, and instead drifting through walls and floors.
And the only way out is for the ghost to move on, change enviornments, follow the light, whatever.
But most are afraid to out of fear.
Some humans and ghosts have a lot of behavioral traits in common.
Attractiveness is probably the number 1 reason people are initially attracted to others, of course we all know that looks can only go so far, but what looks does do is create a window of other opportunities so that when the 'spell' wears off you're already 'inside'.
2. If you reflect a persons own identity or self interest.
The more you are like someone, in mannerism, views, politics, culture ect, the more apt they are to 'like you', accept you, embrace you, and this can cross gender and racial lines.
3. People are attracted to you if you can create opportunity for them
If you have the ability to create opportunity for others, or another, in their eyes, you'll suddenly become very attractive.
These are the 3 main reasons why people like you.
And the reasons they don't like you are if they perceive you are a flip side of the above.
3 reasons why people don't like you
1. They find you unattractive, socially, physically ect
2. If they perceive you're opposed to everything they're for.
3. And people don't like you if they perceive you are a threat to their own personal, or social, or economic prosperity.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2014 13:34:58 GMT -5 by X factor
A.M. Radio programing is really going down the bucket.
For years I've put up with A.M., but now it's becoming near intolerable.
The only really good show on A.M. radio anymore is Coast to Coast, where they discuss a whole variety of non political gurgle you hear all day long on other shows, and or sports.
And A.M. radio gets even more depressing on the weekends, where you have info mercials, and religious sermons, music, or out door shows, or garden shows, just awful programming on the weekends.
There was a time when talk radio stars dealt with broader issues other than spiteful partisan politics, now politics is all they discuss, electoral politics, every show, every hour, just cruel, bitter, doom and gloom ugly opinions which come from the hosts, then are echoed by their followers, just mind numbing crying and complaining.
It's so counter productive to the spirit to listen to that crap, and is why a rarely do anymore.
There's so many other aspects of life other than electoral politics.
I guess program directors know anger and rage are the easiest emotions to catch in others, thus talk radio has become a way for failing stations to build an audience, and what a shame that is.
Just read this whole blog, and see how many different aspects of life there is other than politics.
I just don't think every single issue under the sun has to be linked or tied to an elected candidate, or every waking aspect of ones life, the way talk radio hosts have seduced their listeners into thinking it does.
F.M. radio drives me nuts to, I can't listen to music over and over again.
I'm a news and information type soul...I like news, delivered in a non electoral way, and information about events around the world, tragedies, wars, science innovations, outer space, under water, marine life, chemistry, on and on, I can think of 1000's of things I'd rather discuss other than electoral politics.
Talk radio use to be ran like variety shows, where the host would take calls from listeners on a wide variety of issues, nothing scathing and hostile, just common discussions people would normally have in real life while at work or home.
But once hosts like Rush L made it big, he had the same effect on diverse radio hosts that rap and rappers had on soul music and jazz, they killed the industry all together and created a monopoly.
Before rap, lot's of styles came out of the urban community, then after rap, studios wouldn't sign any artist unless they fit the angry inner city stereotype...Anger sells in music, and Anger sells in talk Radio.
Angry talk show hosts have driven out all the sane normal ones, and Angry urban rap artist have driven out many traditional R&B bands, Jazz bands, Blues bands, Funk bands, although driven from urban communities, for some odd reason these bands seem to do well in higher end 'white' areas, where whites are looking for 'culture'.
But in inner cities, all culture has been driven out, and replaced by this new thorny, colorless rap mentality.
Where everyone is bland, and behaves, dresses, speaks, talk, sound, all the same, like lemmings.
But talk radio has created the same amongst their demographics as well. Anger sells in politics, and anger sells in music, same recipe, different mediums.
It's getting harder and harder for rational people to find anything just in the middle, with balance.
I think TV feels even more fake to me now, than in the past, cause now when I watch it I absolutely know that what I'm seeing is fake, in how people act and behave.
Everything on TV is way more colorful, including peoples personalities. (in some cases, there are a few exceptions)
When younger, most of us used TV as a barometer in which to measure own lives by, and we strove for the lifestyles we saw on TV which defined pop culture and normal. (maybe not so much today, today TV kind of defines 'trendy').
It's all an illusion though.
But real life isn't really much better, and can be much scarier.
The older you get, you (at least the wise) begin to realize they're not really the center of anything.
All these people you read about in history, see on TV, who's music you buy, movies you, we, watch, products we use...these people, athletes, inventors, musicians, war hero's, leaders, they were born, and made a big difference, they stuck with one thing and excelled at it.