Yesterday we took a ligh-hearted look at “The Hunger Games” (THG). Today I want to take a different look at this cultural phenomenon. My post yesterday was a humorous reaction to all the THG stuff at Barnes & Noble. I was shocked to be so clueless about the THG phenom. I was shocked again when I understood the subject matter.
Just a FYI – I have never liked books or movies in which there was killing, killing and more killing. I could not see any good coming from taking in images of death and dying. Still can’t. Just never computed.
My blog is titled and is about Health & Happiness. THG is about neither. It is about killing teenagers. However it’s dressed-up, that’s what it is about and the movie comes on the heels of the death of the Trayvon Martin. Itself the senseless killing of a teenager.
To maintain my health and happiness I will not be reading or viewing THG. We humanoids have a choice on what to take in and what to exclude from our experience. A story about killing teenagers for entertainment is something I will be excluding from my mine.