Thursday, 27 August 2009
I am watching Big Brother nominations. They are down to two weeks now, seven of them left to nurture their conspiracy theories and desperate survival strategies. It is remarkable how different "real" people are from fictional people. I am not sure what it is that makes the difference. We real people are less tidy and don't have a smooth script...........or skin.......
Wandering bemused thru my ruminations this morning to find that BB is to be axed next year. Probably wise, I usually only watch the beginning and the last few weeks, it is fascinating for an only child to see a big noisy load of pseudo siblings fight and cavort, without getting involved. Probably why I ended up a teacher, tho that is possibly more of a gender issue.
I wish them all well, at least they have the courage [wise or not] to have a go at changing their lives. Even tho young adults are more savvy these days about the media, and it's power for good or evil, I do wonder just how much some of them realise about what is going on in this modern "Colosseum" as many BBs seem so clueless outside their own bubble, can't even place Britain on a map etc.
Wot is happening to education, it used to be the way to change your life, or maybe for the poorer families it rarely was.......ignorance may get passed on, the habit of recognising consequences of actions and choices, abstract thought is not developed.......same amongst the landed gentry.
BB was taken up enthusiastically in 70 countries it seems, so I feel a bit less of a freak for watching it, but no less guilty.