We’ve all had our share of reality TV. From the pioneering Real World episodes to Survivor and Hogan Knows Best; there are more reality shows than there are hours in the day to keep up with them! Although the reality TV phenomenon is no longer cutting edge, it still captivates millions of viewers and continues to inform a mass cultural viewpoint of what “normal” behavior is. With all these years of indoctrination under our belts however, there is one simple lesson that we should be learning from all of these reality shows…they’re not real at all.
Have you noticed that our culture hates categories?!
There is a strong underlying disdain for clear-cut, single-item categories and labels for things. What used to be “cars” and “trucks” is now “hybrids,” “cross-overs” and “SUV’s”. Old music genres like “classical” and “rock” have now been outmoded by creative new crossbreeds like “trip-hop” and “acid-jazz.” I recently shot a music video for a band whose self-described style was “post-melodic death-core!”
There is a downside to being a creative person. There are traps and mistakes that we are more prone to make and weaknesses that we tend to struggle with that are unique to our breed. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common weaknesses that creative people face.