I wrote a lot about Movieguide on this blog.
The reason I stopped is because I realized my posts about Movieguide were ultimately coming from a place of hatred.
I don’t hate Ted Baehr, Tom Snyder, Ben Kayser, or any of the other people at Movieguide.
What I hate is how they see the world, and the fact that whenever I was talking to them I felt like I was talking to a wall. No matter what I said or how I said it, my words never seemed to have any impact on them at all. Those hours I spent talking — watching paint dry would have been a more productive use of my time.
In order to vent my thoughts and feelings on those debacles, I did what I do to relieve stress: I wrote. A lot. Maybe too much.
Looking at everything I wrote about Movieguide on this blog, I feel like Joe Brody in Godzilla (2014), trying to expose the truth.
My point is: My anger, my hatred, my negative feelings — they exhausted me.
You know what doesn’t exhaust me?
Listening to one of my favorite pieces of music:
Or watching my favorite movie:
My point is: Filling my head with the things I love, and paying no attention to the things I hate, leaves me feeling stronger, happier, and more hopeful.
Besides: Ted Baehr and Tom Snyder aren’t world-ending cataclysms who demand my attention…
…they are just men who are mad at the world:
I’m having too much fun to be mad at the world: