Everyone loves to see someone who is worse-off then themselves. I guess that’s why reality television has become such a hit lately. Even though at the moment, I don’t own a television, when I do find myself in front of a reality television show it can be frightening to say the least. The morality is low and it seems like anything goes, as long as the ratings are high. But I wonder, “Who is watching this stuff”? And then I see the audience and I have my answer. It’s usually people with low self-images or none at all, or people who are down and out, who find comfort in other people’s drama. I only get a glimpse of it before my head starts to hurt, and then I have to turn away from it, or ask the owner to change the channel. It’s like the king and his royal fool, it aids in his vanity. “At least I’m not as stupid as the Royal Fool,” the king will say to himself. And “at least my life isn’t as screwed up as theirs,” the television owner will say. Now this is no attempt to attack television as a whole. I think there are good television shows that are out there, they just get pushed aside by shows with the most drama and chaos. It’s scary to think that this is what we’ve come to expect as a society. I don’t know. What do you think? I mean, what can you get out of watching so much television with all that chaos and drama? I guess that’s why we have some many empty minds from watching so many mindless shows, and wide bodies from watching so many wide flat-screen televisions. Hell, I’m no expert; it’s just an observation, as I take an open-minded look at our society and how it has changed.