The plan…

I’ve been thinking about this blog thing today, along with fighting the aftermath of a summer ‘flu (and what is that about? when did we start having the ‘flu all year ’round?) and trying to figure out why the XML feed won’t work.
It occurs to me that this might be an interesting place to explore some of the stories and issues about psychology and psychotherapy that may be a bit too controversial for my PsychLinks Online Psychology & Self-Help Forum and/or where I can be more open with respect to my personal opinions about issues.
I confess I am a technophile, at least when it comes to the internet. I’m looking forward to see what can be done with blogging, beyond the ordinary “this is what happened to me today” sort of online diary – to me, that’s just a new form of exhibitionism.
Speaking of exhibitionism, I am amazed at the apparent success of “reality TV” – it seems like all the most ludicrous predictions of 50s and 60s science fiction coming true. I watched part of one episode of the original Survivor show and for me that was plenty. Now we have cameras following newlyweds and roommates around, or people in committed relationships being placed sans partner in a remote location to be tempted into adultery by beautiful members of the opposite sex. With The Osbournes, I get it – that too can be obnoxious but it’s amusing and disturbing at the same time because the characters are so outrageous – sort of Father Knows Best in some sort of psychotic alternate universe.
Do you enjoy these shows? If so, explain it to me, please… 

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