Happy Saturday my dear friends.
I hope this finds you somewhere doing something that brings you happiness and joy.
Today, I’m answering reader questions. But before I do, I want to thank you for following, subscribing, reading and supporting me and my little space on the Internet.
And thank you for sending me questions!
I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate you. 🤗
So let’s get started with 3 Questions I’ve been asked by readers and followers alike.
Let’s start with the one question I can’t wait to dig into: What do you think about the college admissions scandal?
Ooh I’m so glad you asked! I’ve been working on an Op-Ed piece for this one.
There’s so much to say but I’m gonna try to keep it, brief.
On the colleges
I believe the colleges involved knew what was going on even if they weren’t making the deals themselves.
Why?-Because academia is big business. And all businesses need money and advertising to stay in the game.
Famous people can bring in both.
I am not saying that all colleges participate in illegal bribes. But, I do believe if they have two applications on their desk and one is a famous name and the other isn’t, they’re going with the famous name even if he or she doesn’t meet the criteria, because it benefits the school.
And that’s the equivalent of bribery because for the rich and famous, their name and fame is their most valuable currency.
On the hype surrounding the celebs who got caught
Despite the hype surrounding Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman they are not the only famous people to bribe their way into college.
They’re just the stupid ones who got caught. I expect they’ll be more people getting caught down the road.
Recently, I’ve heard famous people on TV in interviews claiming they had no idea that such crimes even existed, as if they’ve been living in the Leave-it-to-Beaver-era.
I don’t know whether to laugh at them or take pity on them because anyone who lives in that much denial has a lot more to learn.
The very term “privileged” was born out of wealthy circles who have special rights, advantages and immunities.
All rich and famous people benefit from that so to act as if they’ve never received those benefits is a joke.
On Felicity and Lori
Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman proved that it doesn’t take a lot of business sense to be rich or famous.
As I mentioned above, their famous face and name could have sealed the deal for them and their college hopefuls.
They could have just made large donations like other rich people do.
Also, as parents, I think they failed their kids BIG TIME.
Can you imagine how you might feel if your parents had so little faith in your abilities that they felt they had to commit a crime to get you into school?
Their children—as ungrateful as some of them are—are going to be dealing with the emotional aftermath of this for years to come.
How are you doing after cancer?
I’m doing good! Thank you for asking. I’m happy to be alive and praying I can maintain good health.
Cancer recovery has not been as easy as I’d hoped, though. Old issues have worsened and I’m coping with new ones, too.
For example, before chemotherapy I had food allergies. But now, I have even more. I don’t get to eat out anywhere I want, and I have to carry my own food everywhere I go.
Even though I don’t feel the desire to eat out often it would be nice just to feel “normal” again.
Thankfully, I’m learning to navigate life with those challenges.
What are you binge-watching?
I’m not currently binge-watching anything, per se, but I am watching an older TV series called The West Wing.
For those who don’t know, The West Wing is a political series drama created by Aaron Sorkin.
Sorkin is known for movies like The Social Network and Steve Jobs.
The West Wing aired on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006.
This series is not your average political series. In this show the characters are like family to each other.
There’s no mud-slinging, murder or trash content—at least so far. And it’s my understanding, there won’t be.
Okay. That’s a wrap for now guys! Thank you, again, for your time and support.
What are you watching right now?
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