By Jeff Bowman
Jennifer Aniston Seeks Solace from Brad; Brittany Penniless and Pantieless; George Clooney Not The Sexiest Man Alive and in other news, business bankruptcies hit an all time high in Canada.
It seems we can’t look away. Our voyeuristic tendencies have turned us into a legion of gawkers, gossip mongers and sensationalists. We thrive on other’s pain, take pleasure in reading titillating details and base our trends, actions, vocabulary and wardrobe on the interestingly rich, famous and just plain dumb celebrities of the world.
Business bankruptcies, interest rates, new inventions and business success stories take a back seat to what stars wore on the Red Carpet the previous night or a big announcement by Kate and Jon.
The malaise with which we accept the unimportant and ordinary as fascinating and earth shattering astounds me.
Personally, I don’t give a rat’s bum about Brangelina. What I do care about is how business and technology are shaping the world around us and hopefully the recovery down the road. How green initiatives will help us save the planet and how government decisions are affecting the growth or closure of businesses.
Arguing what’s important in the news is a mugs game. Witness the glut of coverage surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.
Hopefully, the tide will change and our voyeurism will give way to things that really have an impact on the growth of our local, national and world economies.
Business people of the world unite! Let’s give all these people a show. Let them leer at success for a change! How about Canadian discovers way to turn celebrity news articles into bio-fuel?