Monday, October 25, 2010

Kiss & Tell

So, I'm sure by now most have heard about Taylor Swift's kiss and tell new album.  I'm the not the biggest fan of her music, but it really made me think about how I feel about people airing their personal business through song, facebook, twitter, blogs, etc.  When does it go to far? 

Some of the best songs have been written based on real life drama. That is nothing new.  I guess it takes me aback that Taylor brags about it, uses cryptic liner notes, then puts on an innocent act by not totally confirming it.  She paints herself as the eternal victim and it's getting old.  Use the brain that God gave you.  Maybe you should figure out why you are attracting these men and why it never works out. It takes two.

We have become a society of celebrity voyeurs where we can not get enough of what and who they are doing.  I am as guilty as the next person. Heck, part of my blog is chatting about them. It's much easier to look at someone else screwing up their lives then pay attention to what is wrong with our own.  Everything that goes on has an effect on us, our kids, and future generations.  Think of how much our lives have changed since the Internet was created.  Now kids are sexting, putting up drunk pictures on facebook, cyberbulling, and sharing everything they do for their "friends" to see. Once you put those words and pictures out there, they can't be taken back.   I'm just not seeing a good end to this complete self absorption. But, since it seems like this is the way it's gonna be, parents really need to take some time to have a more serious talk with their kids about what they are putting out there and possible consequences. 

I'm just curious how other people feel about this. I put a poll on the sidebar.  Do you feel that people are sharing too much, not enough, or just the right amount on all these social networks?

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