Why is it no matter how far advanced we become as a society we still all have our guilty pleasures? We are a honey boo boo obsessed nation; watching a 7 year old girl and her crazy family perform stupid antics around their community. *I am no exception, I watch it. Yes, I can feel you judging me from there.* So why?
Maybe it is because no matter what society values about what is the "perfect" or "normal" family in society, they break all the rules. They all seem happy. Not just the happy-high that comes with buying a new outfit for yourself, buying that pair of shoes you've had your eyes on for a while. A true heart warming happiness that shows in their faces.
I think we watch it because we want to know what makes this family tick. Why is it that a 13 year old girl (Pumpkin) spends her birthday trying to tackle Pigzilla-- a 4 pound pulled pork sandwich? We are a skinny obsessed culture who declares that they must be wrong because they live to eat and they are not an eat to live kind of family.
Maybe there is a lesson here. Going back to the simple things of what originally makes us happy is the best method? It's not up for me to decide. I'm taking my own advice. I will be out back with a book in my hand and my puppy on my lap.
Rest in peace #Pigzilla