In my search for becoming authentic, the viralization of people felt very disruptive to me. Maybe we really do create our own reality with our minds. Maybe everything is really an illusion. If it is real to the individual it is authentic—to that person. I mean REALITY TV is real. Is pretending to be a survivor or whatever the role is, an authentic endeavor? There certainly appears to be REAL money in it.
I’m in a profession where, like priests in a confessional, confidentiality is sacred. What’s Right With Reality TV questions the whole idea of privacy. “Now the default setting is publicity, not privacy.” In the words of “Rachel” from some Real program, “Nowadays being anonymous is worse than being poor.”