I was talking about the
obsession fascination about weed in my last post and I started thinking about how I’m really not the obsessive type. Perhaps that’s a strong word, but it’s the best word for now. Actually, I think it’s a word people use quite a bit these days.
Growing up, there were a lot of people and things I really liked/loved. During my h.s. and college years, I remember getting more into music and liking a variety of artists. But, I don’t really remember any from that time period that I was obsessed with. I’m a big Mariah Carey fan, but I was also a huge fan of a variety of other artists. I also had some favorite TV shows and I think the only shows that I might’ve come close to being “obsessed” with were The Cosby Show and A Different World.
These days, it seems like people are so obsessed with their favorite celebrities and TV shows. It’s kinda frightening. *lol* Where did this behavior come from? If you read the comments about a celeb or show on any social media outlet, it’s amazing how people express their love for these said things. Sure, I’ve been known to say something like, “Oh my gawd, I’m obsessed with Harry Potter!!” But, guess what? I’m not literally obsessed. I really enjoy HP. But obsessed? Nah. Why? Umm, becaaaause… it’s NOT REAL!! 🙂
Perhaps we can blame social media for this madness! I suppose social media has people feeling more connected to their fav show/musician/celeb, since many celebs and networks are also on social media. Or maybe it’s because people can talk to other adoring fans via social media and flip out together?? I don’t know reason, but all I can say is that it’s annoying. I just feel like it’s too much at times. It feels like people put things/people on a pedestal. I don’t think that’s healthy. I’m not saying we can’t have strong adoration for a TV show or a famous person. Please, by all means, follow them on Twitter and ‘Like’ their Facebook page, watch their shows, see them in concert, etc, etc.
But folks need to remember these shows/characters are FICTION. And these celebs are NOT your friends. I know, we all know this, but some people … well, they need to be reminded. 🙂
Tomorrow’s blog: “The Hater Generation”.