Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reality shows and other forms of vicarious living...

I recently caught an episode of a show called 'Party Mamas', and I can confidently tell you that I have no intention of watching another. I consists of wealthy mothers hosting parties for their kids and in all cases thoroughly ignoring what their kids want and focusing on looking good.

Much like the stereotypical hockey dad, these women consider their children an extension of their egos, to be paraded out there as a prop for their own inflated sense of the grandiose.

Why can't parents let their kids enjoy their childhood?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What doe we think the world owes us?

It's been my biggest pet peeve of this decade that most individuals have replaced accountability with an inflated sense of entitlement. News Flash: The world does not owe us a living, let alone all of our heart's desires. Our actions make ripples that can have consequences that reach far past our immediate gratification.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Accountability-Definitely not the last post on the subject

Endemic to North America right now is a distinctly apparent lack of accountability, be in personal, corporate or governmental. Perhaps a direct result of material affluence, people scarcely think about where those thing that they habitually enjoy and take for granted actually come from.

The social network is stretched to the maximum tension. The number of able-bodied individuals living on employment ensurance in Canada is patently ridiculous. Corporations lay off scores of employees citing fiscal problems avoid paying severance, and then pay themselves whopping bonuses.

Where is the accountability? I'm sure I will think of more later, but at the bare minimum it introduces a poignant subject for further discourse...