Put your money where your mouth is.

From SusoSight

Put your money where your mouth is.
Number: 19  
Date created: 2001-10-29 13:57:49
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Voting results: Yes: 34

No: 6

On Saturday I happened to experience watching Saturday morning television. On NBC they had one of those public service announcements where they try to teach everyone how to act better and some things to keep in mind through life. This guy holds up a nicely wrapped box and says "What a nice looking box on the outside, betcha it has something really nice inside, kinda like people. Don't judge what you see on the outside."

Well, their intentions are decent, but they should think more about what people really want. Their statement would imply that most people actually care what people have on the inside. From looking at today's media, I would say no. Look at Britney Spears, she is 98% breast job/blond hair and 2% talent. You can't expect anybody to not judge if they had to choose between Bruce Willis and.... Well, I can't think of one celebrity that could be considered repusive or to have looks that people would judge by.

If the media really wants people not to judge by what's on the outside (an idea that is poorly portrayed in many movies and TV shows as well), then they need to get the idea across that "inner" qualities are more important. I can't wait to see a total nerdy looking news anchor that really knows their stuff and has something intellectual to say.