It's not just MTV though. I feel like our society is just focusing much more on obtaining perfection: how to do it, why you have to do it, what you should look like, and that you are deserving to have what everyone else has. That is crazy.
But the reason for my blog post is that I happen to be in a hotel in the middle of Omaha with cable. I was watching "Teen Mom" and afterwards this show called "If You Really Knew Me" came on. I had heard a little bit about it but never sat down to watch. It is truly an amazing and emotional show.
High school seems even harder these days. The pressures are bigger, the expectations are higher and the gossip is not spread just through word of mouth any more but on the internet where everyone can see it. There are those who are pushed to their limits and cannot take anymore and go to extremes to find some relief to the pain. This show conducts a "Challenge" day where issues are brought up, barriers are brought down and the students realize that every single person has their own issues. No one is perfect and no one is what they seem. It was such an unexpected thing to watch on MTV and I cried buckets. These students struggle with so much and no one should have to go through some of the things they have in their young lives.
Here is the link:
I highly recommend you take some time to watch. Very interesting.