I read in the LA times Arts section recently that MTV is having to reformat its programming to meet the needs of the "millineum generation" who is taking over the airwaves from "GenX." (God, I feel old.) Never having been an MTV watcher, I was unfamiliar with the issue. (We didn't have cable growing up so my only MTV memory is of my friend, Karen, rocking out to "Shout" by Tears for Fears at a sleepover...aaahhh, the 80's!) It seems that because of the state of the world - economy, war, joblessness - the millineum gen has different views on what is cool (or is that "sick?") and what is unacceptable. Apparently, the TV show, The Hills, at one time a big hit for MTV, was viewed as almost obscene what with the crowd's aberrant spending and petty arguments. (This according to the article, of course. I've never seen the show.) Instead, they are bringing on programming for a new kind of audience who is looking to relate to circumstances similar to their own, one of less money and more quality. I only hope they are able to represent the side of the "quality" issue concerned with giving back.
|Taking a 30 second juggling break. |
Hey I need that rice for the hungry folks!
|On the assembly line like I Love Lucy...|
except we didn't eat the rice and beans!
|Our volunteer group after our shift|
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 tells us:
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
For myself, I will try and be a cheerful giver as often as possible from now on, boxing, packaging, sorting, lifting...okay, and if I have to, a little moonwalking too.