What Is Your Going Price?
Have you ever heard the expression “Everyone has a price. What is yours?” Usually, it is when someone wants something of yours but I think it is true in life in general. I have seen people lie, cheat and steal to get money, benefits, etc that were not theirs but the more I see of the new reality shows coming out, I realize that many will sell their own souls for the almighty dollar bill and when they do that, they are selling themselves short.
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I have decided that I must be plain crazy but I can not compromise my values or my self-respect just to have money. I do not watch reality shows for this reason. I will not eat a buffalo anus for a million dollars. Sorry. Not going there. I will not act like an idiot and make myself look stupid for a money either. I look at the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and think how can the Learning Channel put this on. I mean..an educational show my foot. So, the executives of TLC are selling their souls for a buck and that family is acting like idiots for money. Now, do not be fooled. They are not as dumb as they act. Mama June was on Extreme Couponing and made money so she knows what she is doing. And those children are being taught to act in ways that I can only imagine their teachers must dread. And all for money. Sorry, but I would rather stay poor.
I can not stand any of those reality shows from Jerseylicious to the New Housewives on down because in the first place…they are not reality. They are people paid to act crazy, wild, uncouth and whatever else seems to turn the viewing audience on. I find it impossible to believe that anyone in this day and time could believe that these shows are actual reality and not staged performances but some do believe that it is real. People wrote TLC and begged for the Honey Boo Boo show to remain on the air so people are watching it and loving it. What happened to standing up for morals and honesty and ethics? What about holding TV channels responsible for what they proclaim to be. Oh yes, people are learning from the Honey Boo Boo show…kids are learning to be disrespectful and act in ways that most parents would be ashamed to see them act in public.
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No wonder our political world is like it is because people are voting these people into office. No one looks at the morals, the ethics and the honesty of the candidates. Why do we not seem to hold people accountable? The government sure holds us accountable on taxes and income and what we state as true. So, why do we not hold them accountable. Why do we just take a candidate and follow it because it is of one party? I do not find that all the candidates in one party are people I would vote for.
I can not speak for anyone elses going price but I can tell you what mine is. I will not compromise my own self respect, my honesty, my ethics, my faith, or anything else for money. I learned a long time ago that it does not provide the happiness and peace that people yearning for it think it will. It lasts about as long as spending it does. Value and respect oneself is what I believe. If I do not value nor respect myself…no one else will.
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