Lately there have been a lot of “real-life” shows featuring real people in their normal everyday lives. These shows usually have one similarity between them, some or all of the people featured on these shows are stupid. So why are so many stupid people on TV these days? TV should be used to showcase the smartest people we have so that viewers can have a role-model and raise the bar on what is considered normal in our culture. At this point we could almost have a channel specifically featuring stupid people. The trend of putting stupid people on TV continues to grow, why? That is what I will be discussing in this article.
I was never really interested in sports while growing up. When my family would be watching football games on Sundays, I would be in another room playing video games. Many people follow at least one sports league, often a couple. These teams that participate in these sports leagues have nothing to do with the individual viewers. People often say “we did it” or “we are not doing well this year” even though they have no impact on the results. So why do people follow sports? That is what I will be discussing in this article.