Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oprah: The Truth of the Matter

Yesterday I was shooting the breeze with some of my co-workers over lunch when one of them proclaimed that an incredible story she was recounting to us must be true because it was on Oprah. She was kidding about this, but there are some people that take her advice as the Gospel truth and who take her to heart because she is deemed all-powerful and so what she says is golden, even in times when it's been exposed as faulty, such as in the case of author James Frey, who exaggerated his life experiences. I appreciate the good that she has done, but there are thousands of others in the trenches everday who don't get the attention she does, and I don't know about you, and I admit to being as interested in celebrities as the next guy, however I think there needs to be a balance between how much we look up to these figures versus how much appreciation we acknowledge those unsung who fight for the betterment of humanity everyday.