My wife and I used to watch The Walking Dead but once the show got to a certain point, we realized it was doomed and… we just tuned out.
Yesterday, she was reading a synopsis of the show to me and… we were right.
The show has become overcome with nihilism.
I mean, it’s hard to care about characters when they die senselessly.
Here’s what I mean:
More than one character on the show was “killed off” because they took a role in another show or movie or whatever.
And so the writers and directors and producers decided they had to kill them off because scheduling conflicts… they couldn’t do both shows or the movie and the show at the same time.
Or… a character “had to die” for some kind of “shock effect” to keep the audience on its toes.
But… how, exactly, does any of this serve the storyline?
And that’s when we had that, “Damn you AMC! You’re trolling me!” moment.
That’s not a dig against people who like the show, of course.
There’s clearly a market for it though… rating suggest that market is evaporating.
Methinx it’s for an obvious reason: Deaths happen almost like a bathroom function on that show now and… who cares?
You almost expect it.
And when you don’t dare care about anyone on the show, you lose attachment to characters quickly.
Speaking of which… there’s so much bad news on the Interwebs and… so much bad information, it almost feels hopeless.
It’s so easy to become “detached” from the world.
Especially when you’re in debt.
You’re just saddled with a bunch of student loans… car payments… a mortgage… credit cards… and so on.
For some, it feels like there’s more month at the end of their money.
Flakebook distractions are like this reprieve from the graveyard of bills you have stockpiled on the kitchen table.
An alarming number of people don’t even want to think about their finances.
It’s like… they’re so far in debt, they can’t think about anything else.
Saving money is like another bill they have to pay for money they can’t use.
And even when they DO save, they don’t think much about it. They look at their employer-matched retirement plan and believe whatever is going into that plan will automagically be enough to retire on.
They have no idea how much income they need and… sometimes, some people, don’t even want to know what they need.
It’s just too much stress and too much to handle for them.
They walk around with a mortgage, 3 credit cards, student loans, and a car loan and… make every excuse imaginable for why they aren’t saving money.
They make endless excuses for not having a financial plan to get out of debt or shore up their savings to make sure they’re actually saving enough.
Just can’t get through to those people.
They’re technically alive but… basically financially dead.
They spend something like $0.20 or $0.30 of every dollar they make on debt payments of some kind and they don’t see a way off the hamster wheel.
OK, enough yammering.
On to bid’niz.
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