I like commercial television. I feel like it’s my turn to say “in my generation”. Commercials reminded us what season it was, gave us new ideas of things to experience like concerts and theatre shows, and of course all the things we needed to buy at the places we loved to go, like Target, J.C. Penny, and Blockbuster.
I feel like, for me, we’re being pulled towards these tiny glowing screens. The internet is full of brutal truth and blatant lies. It seems like commercial TV uses a forgotten concept called ethics. News casters would simply tell you what was happening in your area, around your state, and then around the world. They did it with dignity and integrity. They may have dirty stories to tell, but they use implied meaning instead of exposing everyone to gore or horrible reality. Social media has no such reigns. Lies and 1/2 truth stories can go viral in days leaving people to believe a falsehood without doing their own research.
On the other hand, it shows us real bruised knuckles and broken people. Videos without remorse or consent. Real live you never thought you could see in the Midwest USA. Depravity and reality mixed. It has shown so many people that they can live and whoever they want. The only bounds are self implied. Everyone can enjoy anything they like, without public ridicule. They are then free to share that with like minded people around their web. Free to meet and relate to similar souls. Setting them free in ways they could never imagine.
My point? Enjoy some commercial TV and take in a few new experiences. Don’t believe anything you read on the internet until you fully research the topic. Just today a close friend posted a fear mongering campaign against a non well researched topic. It will lead people to believe only a fraction of the truth, mixed with lies and fear.