I want to start this article by saying that I am going catch hell for my admission that I watch “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” from every male I know. To that I also want to say, don’t act like you don’t have a dirty little secret about how your wife made you watch “The Notebook.” That is not directed at anyone specifically, but you know who you are!
Anyway, here are my reasons for wanting to see these two shows cancelled. As an intelligent human being, it is frustrating and difficult for me to watch a collection of so many picky, unapproachable, fake, delusional, pampered morons get to be on national television and get paid a ridiculous amount of money to be on these shows.
As a psychologist, I can tell you that every single one of these people are psychologically disturbed, with varying levels of mental, emotional, and spiritual instability. While we all have our issues, myself included, the difference between most of us, and these very sick people, is that we do not get up in front of the whole world and share our insanity with everyone. I find myself getting a little dumber each time I watch one of these shows, or those like it, and I also find myself losing faith in humanity a little at a time. If this is the direction our country is going in and what people find entertaining, that is a very scary place that I do not want to be a part of. How can you put one man or woman on a show, surround them with 30 other individuals that they have never met, and magically, they are all in love after two weeks, and the bachelor or bachelorette is in love with multiple people at once? It is nonsense, bologna, and ridiculous. How anyone can take this serious is beyond me and an insult to my intelligence. These people need help!
Here is a hint if you think these shows are as lame as I do. The reason you feel that way is because half the people on these shows are agented actors. Trust me, you can find the lesser stars on these shows making the “reality” television circuit, because it is not reality. However, if some or most of these people are as crass, ignorant, and shallow as the people that watch these shows and enjoy them are, then there is a perfect example of how far down our culture has sank and that there is no hope for humanity.
The biggest reason that I want these shows cancelled even though I watch them, is so that I won’t hurt my spouses feelings when I make fun of it and the people that like to watch it. Not only that, but she yells at me for talking constantly while “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” is on. I cannot stop talking while these shows are on because as a mental health professional, I see a new mental illness about every 30 seconds on these show.