Friday, February 19, 2010
What do you want your label to be?
Well, the thing I like about Survivor is discovering those with integrity and moral fiber. I'm not saying that Boston Rob is a glowing example of that, but I was able to catch a glimpse of Rob that I hadn't seen before. He may not be labeled a hero by the producers. Today, he is a hero in my book. I'm sure he would not want to hear that though. Later, when his fluids had been restored and he was back "on his guard", he declared that he must "stop trying to be the good guy". It is time to "be a villain!"
And what about those other "heroes"? Well, there is a lot of pressure in being labeled a hero, and sadly, Colby, Tom, James, and the rest fell seriously short. They are trying to walk the tightrope of acting heroically while at the same time not daring to step forth as a leader, because we all know in the game of Survivor, leaders have a huge target on their backs.
Compelling television. I encourage you to join me and the rest of America as we watch a fascinating microcosm of our society. The more things change, the more they stay the same.