Good Girls Finish Last--and that's so F*d Up!

By A Comeaux

In the aftermath of Miley twerking to the gawds, when she performed on Saturday Night Live recently, even her true talents were overshadowed by the shock value that has now plummeted.

The joke’s on who, now? Sidebar: not that the Federal Government shutdown is any parts of a laughing matter to begin with, but to have ‘her’ parody it was a fine line of genius and stupidity. So America says she’s winning. All while there’s a singer/actor/part-time waitress trying to get an audition but since there’s no agent pushing her brand or fancy name attached to her demo, she’s overlooked.

Oh we’re doing grand here, good people. (*insert sarcasm with a piercing side eye.)

There’s an old homage that cries, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the oil.’ Cute. But to suggest attention goes where problem strikes is a disservice to the well oiled wheels.

Here’s my point: When we constantly give life to unhealthy images and stereotypes, guess what we’ll see more of…? Yes! Those stereotypes!

I’ve often joked that if this writing thing doesn’t make me rich there’s a pole in the south with my name on it. Joke, but there’s a truth when we see bad girls getting the good guys. When we see the ‘other’ woman winning and the media craze over multimillionaire-heirs and their parties and sense of style.

Heard of the Chick who quits her job via a dance video and then got offered a job at the Queen Latifah show?  I personally know well qualified candidates who’ve applied there! I’m learning if you’re not a YouTube sensation then you wont get noticed.

That cant be right–if so, we’ll have people, and their kids, doing the strangest things on the internet just to get the attention of the masses.

My lesson: Regardless of what’s popular, do what’s best for you. Be brave and go in faith. Don’t let sensationalism change you or your vision of success. It may look like others are winning full speed ahead, but your race isn’t to their prize.

Good girls may finish last, but that’s only because they endure.

A Comeaux

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A Comeaux

A Comeaux is the writer, speaker and actor who poetically paints pictures of life and love with a paradoxical perspective. Follow her on Twitter @KCOSpoke

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