It may be True, but it’s no Life

Published July 15, 2011 by Lynda Christine Rodriguez

I have learned a lot from watching MTV’s  True Life.

The main thing I have learned is that 20 year olds are stupid.

I would like to think I wasn’t that stupid when I was that age, but I’m pretty sure I was.

The current episode is about  kids who want to be Sugar Babies; meaning they want to be taken care of by an older person. By taken care of I mean spoiled.   One of them is male and he is an ass.  I just watched approach a woman at a bar and he had absolutely no game.  One of the girls was a bit taken aback when I guy who she met online as a potential Sugar Daddy wanted to make sex part of the equation.

Seriously.  What the sweaty hell is wrong with them? Not just the idea, but the fact they are so clueless about what is expected. The guy works full time and he wants  a Cougar to take care of him and buy him things.   Really?  He’s not cute enough to have to pay for it.

Now the potential Sugar Daddy just said he doesn’t want to be played for a chump.  And there are a certain amount of expectations.

What I don’t get if these kids don’t have any self-respect or basic ethics, why don’t they go the whole hog and prostitute? At least they wouldn’t have to go through the awkwardness of introductions and the male wouldn’t have to be a public douche and pay his own cover and buy drinks.  Surely there is a market for pudgy guys who are basically jerks.   On the other hand, maybe prostitution isn’t the life for him.

The girls though, seem to be one step away from round-heeling it anyway.

Girl one also wants help promoting her music career. Um, ok? Her potential SD has done research on record labels and bought her a rhyming dictionary. He just said, “Do you think there’s something we could do for each other? It’s a two way street.”

She likes him, but says she knows sex is coming, but she’s not ready to compromise herself.  What does she think she’s doing by accepting fine dinners while dropping the hints that all she needs is funding.  Her conversation is not that sparkling.

Girl two has met twice with her potential SD and isn’t sure how this may affect her relationship with a guy her own age, but they haven’t mutually agreed to start taking their relationship seriously.  She says she’s disappointed, but she’s kind of glad, because she wants to consider courting her SD.

The guy, who has had a woman call him a douche to his face, has the nerve to ask his friend’s girl friend to introduce him to older women .  I’m amazed and impressed that she didn’t laugh in his face.  He went to a strip aerobics class to charm someone. I am impressed that he actually went through the class.

Girl two just had her potential BF tell her that she should ask her SD to get her an apartment so that they, the BF and SB can have a place to build a relationship.

I don’t know what’s more frightening, the way these young people treat themselves or how other people treat them.

As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
I’m not sure what these kids are consenting too, exactly, but I don’t think it’s good.


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