Last year, I’m sure many of us remember the huge elaborate wedding put on by Kim Kardashian-only to be divorced 72 days later. This woman and her sisters have made their mark, for sure. They have their own hit reality show, clothing line, and who knows what else. What did they do to get so much success? Kim Kardashian had sex with someone…that’s how. A sex tape of her and some other guy leaked out, and, BOOM! She’s famous.
Add in the fact that she’s physically very beautiful, she has made quite the impact. But, it doesn’t appear to go any further than that. I’ve never watched her show, but, I hear what others have said that she and her sisters don’t possess many good morals.
They all have very dirty mouths, dress immodestly, and put way too much emphasis on how rich and physically beautiful they are. At this, millions of people tune in to watch their show. Shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Jersey Shore attract lots viewers for many reasons. For one thing, they show lives that appear to be “better” and more “lively” than theirs. The people are depicted as living the high life-expensive clothes, going clubbing every night, and having the best looking boyfriend or girlfriend, and driving either a brand new Jaguar or BMW.
While this is called “reality” TV, I don’t really see much realistic about it. Most people don’t actually live like that-and I feel like a lot of people watch these shows dreaming and wishing they’re lives could be more like that. So many people probably wish they were the one with the hourglass curves, perfect hair, millions of dollars at their disposal...etc.
Lots of girls look up to these women in the entertainment industry. They see these women and probably lose their sense of self longing for something that will probably never be attainable or fulfilling to their lives. The shows lie. All of these things are not going to give a fulfilling or happy life.
In the end, things like this are not going to matter. When I was in high school, I read a play called Every Man. This man (named Every Man) was visited by death who told him that it was time to say goodbye and go to his grave. He was terrified and tried to find anyone he could to come with him (“Beauty”, “Riches”…etc). However, the only ones that would walk with him were “Knowledge” and “Good Deeds”. When Every Man was at his grave, Knowledge left him, and he was left with Good Deeds. Every Man and Good Deeds then walked hand in hand into the grave to meet God.
You see the point? All of those things don’t really matter. The only way to truly find peace is to fall into the arms of God and devote your entire life to Him. There, and only there, can you find true contentment and peace (Psalm 23:1, Hebrews 13:5). Only there can you find true value, beauty, and worth (Proverbs 31:30).
At the end of your life, and when eternity starts, what will you take with you? Only the choices you've made. Everyone will stand before God-even the Kardashian girls and all the other celebrities who seem powerful and untouchable (Rev. 20:12). Who will you choose? The physical things of this life, or the God who knows you better than anyone and loves you?