Best Three Reasons Why Celebrities Make Me Mad

imagesGYAQZI94There (see title of my newest post)…I’ve admitted my problem to the world (and the first step of any good program is to admit you have a problem).  Yes, celebrities make me angry.  Not all of them but a lot of them. 

The 21st century celebrity differs from celebrities of the past – nowadays we have the ability (thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook) to know everything about them.  Do a quick search of celebs on Twitter – its amazing how many are on and are providing us with views into their world.  Celebrities of the past held a little more mystery and were a lot more private.  As Bob Dylan put it so eloquently – “the times, they are a changing” or have already changed.

The more and more I go through my ‘average’ existence, the more and more celebrities make me mad.  Maybe its because of what they are showing me of their life and realizing that my life will never be like that and unlike them – I will struggle day in and day out with the everyday ritual of life.  Trust me, this is not envy or jealousy (those are deadly sins – I wouldn’t go there) – its more of a growing anger – because celebrities have an immense influence in the world (and on people) and I sometimes which that was used for more good.

These are some of the best three reasons why celebrities make me mad

1.  The amount of money they are paid

2.  The amount of influence they have in society (and with the younger generations)

3.  How they use their money

Firstly, no person is worth a million dollars – that is ludicrous.  Yet some TV actors and actresses (Two and a Half Men, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc.) are and have been paid that some – per episode for their hit TV shows.   Someone please explain to me how they are worth that…because they are good actors – NO; because they draw in viewers – NO.  There is no actual logical reason for it.  Think of how many people will never see a million dollars in their lifetime – millions and millions of people.  This makes me mad.

They are paid to make appearances; to promote a brand; get expensive gift bags at award shows (for presenting) – LIKE THEY NEED ALL THAT SWAG – why not donate it? or refuse it?  I would like to know if anyone has ever done that before.  Here let’s give rich people stuff they can easily buy themselves!  Great logic…see it makes me mad.

My second reason is around the amount of influence celebrities have in this world.  I’ve blogged before about celebrities but lately this influence has just made me mad.  When I see the attention that Kim Kardashian gets – what has she ever done that is worthwhile.  NOTHING.  Sorry Kim, I’m sure you are lovely as a person but use that for something better.  Give away some of your millions (sorry a lot of your millions); try being a role model for young girls – female empowerment – use the business woman side to influence – not the crop top, bikini selfie pictures to get attention .   I hate to see when young kids can barely name the founding fathers or relevant people in history but they can name you every person’s name on Pretty Little Liars.

Finally, how celebs use their money.  All the pictures I ever see are celebs out spending their money – doing what you ask?  well that is easy – SHOPPING.  No wonder we are a society obsessed with what one another is wearing.  Sure, I know that celebs do provide to charity – but they could be doing so much more.  A $5,000 bag is not a necessity – that $5K could help a lot of people.

Sorry for the rant – but this ‘mad’ needed to be vented.

Best Three Ways to Relax after a long day

Everyone has had them.  The type of day that seems to drag on, that gets filled with things you didn’t plan and seems to dictate that everything that could go wrong has.  That was the type day that I had today and since I needed to start the ball rolling on my blog, I thought sharing the best three ways to relax after a long day just seemed fitting.

So here is my picks for the best three ways to relax after a hard day:

1.  Wine, Wine, Wine and more Wine

2.  Comfty clothes

3. A good book

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Now let me delve into my picks a little more.  As for my first choice (and no I’m not promoting alcohol as a means to erase the day) but if its in reasonable amounts – there is just something soothing about drinking a good red or white wine after a long day.  It goes down easier and takes the edge off all the frustrations that presented themselves during the day.  I don’t particularly have a favorite wine, they are all good.  However I do have a ritual.  I come home, get the wine, use my best glass and sit down (no tv, no distrations) and just sit in silence, finishing that first glass.  Its heaven.

My second pick is usually tied to the first – after that long day, there is nothing more comforting then my comfty clothes.  For me, that includes worn out yoga pants, my old college t-shirt, a hoody and soft comfty socks.  Its great to come home and change into these clothes.  It makes me happy and the long day slowly slips away.

Number three is probably on a lot of people’s best lists.  A good book has a way of taking me away and entertaining me for a good couple of hours.  I leave my surroundings and get caught up in another place, time, character, etc.  Its magical and a great way to relax.