posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 10:53 AM
this sort of delusion is the kind you'll see in all aspects of human life and society.
people love to think they are so wonderful/talented/great/smart/witty/perfect and when someone tells them they're wrong, not talented, not
intelligent as they think or believe themselves to be then they blow up get mad and act like children,.
i see it on this board all the time.
some people simply cant sing, some people are not thin, some people are not attractive, some people are less intelligent than others, so what? why is
it so important that we fool ourselves into thinking we can do something we really cant and probably shouldnt be doing to begin with?
i did watch AI this week and the one girl who's parents were practially soaking their panties over how wonderful their little girl was about made me
puke. as a parent i'd like to think my children have talents/skills but not to the point that i think they are perfect in every way and anyone else
who thinks otherwise is an idiot. she was putting on an act during her audition and they told her so, she went into denial and even gave them
attitude about it.
how about the girl who left in tears with her friend who kept telling the camera guy to get away from them? i cant which one is worse, the girl who
really couldnt sing but is convinced she's going to become rich and famous with her voice or her friend who kept reenforcing this absurd notion her
friend has talent.
and this is why i watched it! to keep myself in perspective. i hope i never act like these people. i've never really thought i was so great at
something that i should be a frigging millionaire and famous but still, i pray i never adopt this delusional behavior. if i do shoot me,
some of the people who were turned down did seem to take it fairly well, they all didnt have emotional outbursts but some did overreact. one guy did
this, they told him he wasnt good enough for AI but was good enough to be on broadway. WTF is wrong with that? lots of people become famous working
on broadway. it wasnt even an insult but he went on a rant about what they had said and blew it way out of proportion.
this show DOES point out to us just how delusional we all are, some less than others, some more than others.
of course getting mad over someone else's opinion, especially when you subjected yourself to their scrutinty of your own volition is a little more
than immature to say the least. if you cant or wont accept being told you suck then dont put yourself into the position of being told you suck.