This wasn't intended but caught my eye and what was planned for a short skimming and read-through developed into an actual, stop--sit down and read.
I feel like a constant underdog. I always had the right intentions. I never wanted to hurt anyone and while I was passionate and extremely aggressive in my media life, it was always with regards to trying to be the talent that I knew I had in me always being aware of my own personal and professional shortcomings.
A friend forwarded me this rather riveting piece written by Alec Baldwin. It's worth reading, whether you think Mr. Baldwin is a dick or God's gift to the world.
It's compelling enough and very indicative of the current times; the place of caste system we live in today although on a much broader and massive scale because it involves bigger, larger media pastures. Nonetheless it reveals a constant in life that no matter how much you try to convey the truth, at least your interpretation of the truth, there are forces that will go to any cost to bring you down. It's just life. Part of the game. Some play it well, others not so well.
More importantly, it is a good read because it goes to the heart and dagger of public life and discourse that shouldn't be as toxic as it is but with the rise and power of the Internet and digital age, simply impossible.
I'm not defending Alec Baldwin, (as if he needs me), nor am I condoning his behavior --public/private, to some degree, only I found the following article to be a well-thought-out piece worthy of your time. All of you.
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