Sometimes I think there are too many people
in the media who want to "help us". Are we
broken? Do we need to be fixed? And can these people
"fix us"? Why are they making so much money
telling us what to do? I love Oprah but besides the fact
that she's a celebrity and very wealthy now, what gives
her the authority to tell me about my life? A friend of
mine swears by every celebrity doctor and guru who has
been on Oprah and has even sent most of her female
friends (including myself) subscriptions to Oprah
magazine. I can't even read it because it is filled with
so many perfume ads, I find myself sneezing before I even
get it back into the house from the mailbox. (By the way,
it's almost a repeat of what is said on the show with
some pictures added.)
Why does everyone all of a sudden need therapy? Doesn't
everyone you know have problems? Yes, of one sort or
another. Does everyone you know go to therapy? Not
hardly. At least not most of the people I know. When did
we get to be a society of help seekers? I don't
understand why we can't figure things out for ourselves.
I could see our forefathers, or foremothers really,
stopping their daily chores to visit Ye Olde Counselor
Shoppe for advice because their spouse was too tired to
make love after a long day of plowing the fields.
I'm really tired of being told what to do with my
relationship to be happier or what to do with my money to
be richer. It's too late! I'm already happy for the most
part and when I'm not, I take it out on my husband and
before long, I'm happy again. And, I'll never be rich
unless of course the New York Lottery ticket I buy when
the amount goes up happens to be the 6 numbers I choose.
Yeah right and I'm gonna lose 30 lbs by April 1st.
Oh...and why do I have to be thin to be happy? I hate to
tell these people, but by their standards I have never
been thin and probably never will be. But guess what? It
doesn't matter. We now know what we didn't know 30 years
ago. It's just fine to be who or what you are. I'm also
loud, obnoxious and I have a New Yawk accent that some
find irritating ... hahahaha and boy do I love to talk
louder and more nasal just to upset them.
Far be it from me to tell other people how to run their
lives (unless of course they ask, but that's another HOTP
column). So watch all the TV smarties you want, read all
the magazines and self help books you want and then just
be yourself and let people like you or not. You'll get
less stomach pains and headaches, and believe me and
you'll have more fun, too.
If you'd like certain topics addressed, feel free to
email me at Bunella@aol.com
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