WHY DO WE GET SO MUCH PLEASURE OFF THE PAIN OF OTHERS?

Nonnie Jules hits it out of the park with this post that I just HAD to share. Now, I am not a Mommy. But this very interesting post asks a question that I find myself asking a lot (those who hang out in my “Soapbox Corner” section will know this) – why do people have to be so mean? Why do we derive such pleasure from someone being “caught out” or doing something wrong. In our celebrity driven culture we seem to take a perverse pleasure in building people up to throw missiles at them as soon as they become too successful or show the slightest sign they are human. We are all capable of making a mistake. Personally, I have made a lot. I hope that when I next make a massive one, someone isn’t there pointing a finger judging. Not only does it hurt the person who is at the end of your finger wagging, it hurts those around them. Whatever happened to, if you can’t say anything nice……..?

Ask The Good Mommy

Before I get started, I need to share a glossary of names, just so that you can follow along with me:

Teresa Guidice = Bravo TV Reality star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey

Danielle Staub = ex-Bravo TV Reality star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey

Now, let’s get started…

I’m a reality TV junkie and there are just some shows I will not miss:  “Real Housewives” of (anything), “Mob Wives” (when I can remember they’re on), and a few others.  I even travel both ends of the spectrum, by “Keeping up with the Kardashians” (not because of their poor behavior, but because of their closeness as a family), and also “The Braxton Family Values” (because of the way they love each other and I so love their mother’s influence in their lives, even now that they’re adults).

Anyone who watches any amount of television, knows…

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