Paris Hilton: The Big-Attitudes genre: Snapshot Thoughts & Tongue-In-Cheek

I've not yet commented on the Paris Hilton situation...but in light of her early release from jail...and her now being brought back to court to face the judge that sentenced her to jail...followed by her being sent back to jail...I felt it warranted a few words and a little tongue-in-cheek humor.

First, the serious part. In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy, I wrote about what I call our "Chain Letter Society"...the notion that we have become obsessed with the pursuit of fame, being number one, and winning at all costs. I've suggested that their wish to see their children succeed...may actually be handicapping the ability of a child to grow up and function as an adult in the real world.

Paris Hilton and other young role models demonstrate the concerns I've voiced. The mindset becomes such that they believe they are, in fact, entitled and beyond reproach. They have lived a life in which their parents have programmed them to believe they are destined for greatness and that desire is all that is required to attain the notoriety which they have been promised.

Unfortunately, when many of these young people are forced to encounter the world as it is...rather than as it has been described...they fail miserably. The expectations they bring to adulthood are virtually delusional...and they are not prepared to encounter life's travails. Worse yet, they believe that life will accommodate them in the same way they have been accommodated by their parents. This often leads them to disregard society's rules...assuming they apply to others but not to them.

The problem we face as more of these children enter the real world is that they are not only unprepared to be contributing citizens, they are unwilling to accept the consequences of their actions. What we can or will do to address this burgeoning problem remains to be seen. I can't say that I'm optimistic about the outcome.

Now the silly stuff. As I thought about the Paris Hilton fiasco, the Biblical Beatitudes came to I decided to offer my own satirical version which I'm calling, "The Big-Attitudes".

Paris Hilton: The Big-Attitudes

Paris Hilton: The Big-Attitudes

Daniel DiRito | June 8, 2007 | 12:13 PM
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1 On June 8, 2007 at 2:24 PM, akd wrote —

To the ***** who wrote the "Big Attitudes":

Have you met Paris Hilton? No? You famous? No? Done anything of note with your sorry life? No? Then **** off.

*Edited by Thought Theater

Note to readers:

Feel free to express your opinions...feel free to disagree with me...but do it with civility. These type of comments aren't what Thought Theater is all about. I would typically delete this type of comment whether it were directed at me or towards another reader...but I left it here, with some editing, in order to address the issue.



2 On June 8, 2007 at 6:01 PM, RSA wrote —

Pretty funny, Daniel. Even the first comment--I'm glad you didn't wait until you were famous to post your thoughts. (I wonder how famous I need to be to post this comment?)

3 On June 8, 2007 at 9:12 PM, jm4847 wrote —

We've all seen (on books, tv and real life) what bad parenting can do. I'm sure the Hiltons would even help their sons get away with murder. And I'm sure they'd succeed.
It might be their fault, but that doesn't make Paris any less despicable.

4 On June 10, 2007 at 5:21 PM, Palm Springs Savant wrote —

For a bit of Paris humor, I wrote a fun post on my blog about Paris Hilton…stop by and check it out:

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