Something that has come up a couple times over the past couple of days in conversations is how I have to look at people both as contestants *and* individuals and what a mental conflict that can sometimes be. After all, there are plenty of people that I like quite a lot who I don't think are stronger than other contestants and there are plenty of contestants that I haven't really made a connection with that I think are really strong within the game.
It's when the people involved start clashing that gets kind of hard. When it's on a "contestant" level I don't overly mind - well ok, I do, but I tell myself not to, after all, it's a game. THE BEST GAME EVER CREATED (BY ME, CURRENTLY RUNNING ON LIVEJOURNAL), but a game.
I like when people can use it to meet new people, and when those relationships fall apart it's a shame... not that they wouldn't have fallen apart had they met in any other place, but the fact that they met *here*...
*shrug* I don't know. . . I guess I take it far more personally than I should. Or maybe I don't take it personally enough because I end up not getting all that personally involved with people during Idol season just to avoid the heart break of being the person who, at the end of the day, has to make the decisions and declarations that remove people.
Anyway, what's on YOUR mind today?
Read any entries that particularly caught your fancy?