Putting others down is the quickest temporary relief from insecurity.
Humans like to place themselves on a scale and put others above or below them. The scale tends to be appearance, job prestige, income, education, athleticity, The size of the house, and how well your kids in sports.
Oh don’t forget the most harmless one – how well they conform to our idea of a good life.
Not how happy they are. How close they are to their personal goals. If they even set their personal goals. How Much they think for themselve. Instead of following the mass.
I tended to pride myself in the observation that I’m far less judge
mental than people around me. Except I judged others doe being judgemental. I didn’t put someone above or below me based on a criterion.
This arrogance was exposed last night.
Typically. Honey boo boo.
loves each other
raises 10-15 thousand dollars each year on their own even before the TV show so every child in the community gets a gift from santa
the mama is legally blind and has a deformed toe
The father works 7 days to support the family
the family refused TV show’s offer to move them into a bigger house Because the community is important to them.
The mother puts every last cent they earn from TV show in trust accounts for kids.
Kids acknowledge they are overweight and should lose weight, but they are not ashamed of their body or themselves.
Yet people like to make fun of them or roll their eyes at them.
I’ve had a conversation with some very well-rounded friends. The type who can listen and is able to change their opinions.
This topic, they weren’t quite so convinced. Oh it’s the TV editing. Oh it’s white trash. Oh they are not educated. they do it for rating
I agree with their points.
Yet I see those points having anything to do with them deserving to be laughed at or you deserving to laugh at them. I don’t see them as belonging to a lower class.
You may be educated. Do you donate 10,000 each year for no return or reward but your own peace of mind and charity while blind?
If you are reading this and think “you’re rude to speak to me this way, but you might just have a point,” you might also understand that i thought I was pretty non-judgemental or, more accurately, non-prejudiced.
This all got turned upside down.
In one episode, mama June was very happy about dressing up and doing hair so she’ll be beautimous and her partner would be so happy (she’s rarely ever lovey-dovey with her partner Sugar bear. She does not kiss him in front of kids or the tv). She blows a kiss to the camera.
There I think to myself. “She truly thinks she’s beautiful!?!?!?”
There you have it. Me. Completely exposed as a fraud.
P.S. What did you think when you saw the attached picture? I’d like my genuine reaction to be “wow she’s having a great time.”