Why has binge-watching shows become a good thing? Our culture is shifting, and sometimes it has the ability to flabbergast me.
I battled an eating disorder for over a decade, and maybe that why the concept of bingeing has a negative connotation for me. Have you seen ads like this recently?
This isn’t a bashing of tv shows, movies, or media. I like all of these and they have lots of good material to offer. The big question for you and me is this:
Why is it a good thing to promote overindulgence and make it part of our everyday vocabulary as if there are no consequences?
We don’t normally say things like:
I’ve been completely bored when I get home after work, so this week I’ve binge eaten Doritos and homemade cinnamon rolls three days in a row. Doritos are just so cheesy….don’t you love them??
Last night I was kind of down, so I binge drank until I finally passed out.
Have you been to TJ Maxx lately? I had a great time binge shopping there last weekend. Their stuff is on point lately. I couldn’t get enough of their shoes and home furnishings!
I’m being cheeky but had to see if anyone has noticed this cultural phenomenon lately. It seems that bingeing is taking on a positive vibe lately, and I’m not into it.
Bingeing is simply overindulgence. I’m not going to show you my inner nerd and give you a Webster’s definition, but let’s call it what it is. We are normalizing all kinds of stuff that we used to say wasn’t good, and we are saying it is okay.
*Steps down from soapbox*
These are the things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
What do you think? Is the trend of binge watching something you think is ok? I’d love to hear your input!