When this blog was new to me, I occasionally wrote movie reviews. After a while, I simply lost interest in such thing. I watch a lot of movies. If I wrote detailed reviews for all of them, I’d never have time to do anything else and prefer to do whatever I want to do whenever I want to do it.
Rating and liking and commenting about movies is way less time consuming and I think paints a grander picture of the types of things I am interested about and enjoy. If I don’t like something, I can just give it one star and forget about it. Easy peesy and simple. The more I watch and rate, the more “friends” can understand what aspects of films I like and look for, and what films I don’t like. We all have friends or family members whose taste in films and shows we know and can use that information to judge whether we are also going to like or hate.
Rating and sharing opinion through social sites like Facebook is a vast improvement over asking people at the local video rental store. I don’t know how many time I’ve heard idiotic things like “they say the ‘F-word’ a lot”. They’re basically saying, if this word or action offends you, better not watch it.
I live in community that is so obsessed with being offended, that they have forgotten, or chose to ignore, that it is their choice to be offended. Think about it; everything you see or hear presents you with a simple question, “how do you choose to respond”. Each response is either positive or negative. Positive to elicit a favorable feeling in yourself and negative to elicit unfavorable feelings in yourself. And it is no great leap in logic to align positive and negative with good and bad or righteous and evil.
Stop choosing to be offended, it will only elicit negative feelings within you.