We spend so much time paying attention to things that mean nothing. It's like we've become so shallow that we allow the insignificant to consume us.
For example, USA Today ran two articles last Wednesday speculating whether or not Beyonce sang the national anthem live or lip-synced it at the Presidential inauguration. Who cares? She nailed it, she was awesome, but other than that -- two stories in the newspaper? Come on!
Manti Te'o had an imaginary girlfriend. That was interesting for about a minute. But unless you run an NFL team and you're concerned he might be a flake, who cares? Besides the fact that an imaginary girl died here, does this really have any effect on our lives?
Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are having a baby. The fact that she's still married to another idiot is just, well, inconvenient. This kind of ridiculousness falls squarely into the category of "Who Cares?"
Lance Armstrong cheated, so his victories in the Tour de France mean nothing. He lied and he threatened people. Got it. What else do I really need to know? Who cares?
And since we're all undoubtedly going to continue to fill our minds with useless information like this, I imagine this whole editorial falls into the same category. Who cares?
What do you think? Is this alleged information more important than I think, or is it just garbage in - garbage out? Call and tell us.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.
Who Cares? (1/29/13)