Sunday, November 25, 2012
today and tomorrow
I noticed that we always seem to be dissatisfied with our current states of being.
As a rule:
When you're in middle school, you start reading Seventeen.
When you're in high school, you start reading Cosmo.
When you're in middle school, you watch TV shows about high schoolers.
When you're in high school, you watch TV shows about college students.
And now that I'm in college, I gravitate towards TV shows about people in their late 20's and even 30's. And I relate so well for some reason.
Maybe it isn't that I'm watching something I relate to, but more that I'm learning of what may be. Maybe I use television as some sort of time machine portal through which I can spy into the future in order to learn how to live in the present.
Too bad I watch too much television in the present to do anything about it.
I do notice that one of my favorite things about TV is the fact that it can guide you through the rough patches of life. Like currently, when I feel down about love, I know I can count on Sex and the City to show me the way, double points because it incorporates New York so well into it. I feel like it's a mentor giving me advice. And other times, when I just need to forget my worries, I can pick out a random Family Guy or Will & Grace episode and just laugh. It's usually these times that I feel so alone and feel like no one understands, but then the right TV show will come along and show me the way.
One day I want to be able to tell a story that transcends itself and provides solace for others, whether through stories of everyday trials and tribulations or just pure unadulterated comedy.