October 15


Reality bytes….

I am not sure if you noticed, but these days very few things are live…
I mean that in the broadest sense. Television, music, shows, etc….

Pretty much everything has some prepared sense to it. I am not saying that planning is not a good thing, its just I am not sure that we are all aware how planned life is.
We will leave very little to just happen.
I wonder sometimes if it’s a matter of control. We cannot control what we don’t know, so we try to account for everything. I suppose an accounting firm or auditing firm would love that, but how can any company make strides forward by trying to account for everything?

Take for example Felix Baumgartner ( I am sure we all know what he did on sunday). It took many years to prepare, but what happened once he jumped could not be scripted, we could simply watch it unfold.

I also know the maxim, “If we fail to plan, we plan to fail”. Its true, but real success sometimes is only achieved by failing forward (as they say). We really cannot….or should I say we really don’t have control over much and sometimes we just need to let things happen.

Even reality TV is not really reality. Live shows are not all that live.

Obviously one should throw the baby out with the bath water, but I guess you get what I mean?

Though we plan, we cannot control all things, therefore we should always have the freedom to “let things happen”. Call it a watch and wait approach before casting a final judgement on what works or does not.

the Honest One


Felix Baumgartner, real life, reality, scripted

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  • Someone recently was posting while on baby birthing watch. It was a great reminder that life cannot be ultimately controlled if we allow it to unfold naturally. I think designed in to it are things like that which just take their natural semi predictable course. Then there was that suicide aired on live tv the other day. Life happens for those of us who are noticing. I do not worry about it becoming too scripted. We did not evolve into the Jetsons and we will not. Still I prefer some editing and pre planning before people get on tv or post to YouTube etc..

  • I agree, but in the industry and environment I find that the actual events that are presented as live is really not live. Well not fully as live and organic as it is thought to be.

    I guess I would just like to make people aware that some things are not as they seem all the time

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