When I have downtime, I like to check in to brainless tv shows, so I can check out of reality.
Some of my favorite mindless shows can be found on Bravo and over the last week, I’ve seen some good marathons and reunions while hanging out on the couch, cleaning, and paying bills.
The Housewives franchise kills me. I don’t watch them all religiously, but I’ve been known to get sucked in for stretches. These shows are ridiculous, as far from reality as you can get. The women are obnoxious and the drama is why they keep getting asked back. My eye rolls, “OMGs”, and snorts of disgust are there whenever I watch an episode.
But just this weekend, I had an epiphany: the revolting displays of these silly women are often a reflection of some of my worst qualities…
AND I’M HORRIFIED.
Sometimes, I try too hard to be liked and attempt to prove my worth by showing off. Alexis.
Sometimes, I’m loud and too fiesty. Atlanta.
Sometimes, I am argumentative and frankly, mean. New Jersey (no table flipping, though).
Sometimes, I use my position to make myself seem superior. The Countess.
These train wrecks of television draw us in, not because we’re not watching the real lives of housewives in various cities, but rather because they’re highlighting bad behavior. And if I can notice that bad behavior immediately, but not my own, I may need to make some adjustments…like spending less time with the tv and more time in reflection or with true friends who can tell me when to snap out of it.
I should also probably give them permission to slap me across the face if I ever make the Ramona crazy eyes!!!
What/who keeps you grounded and tells you the truth when you’re out of line?