Weather is synonymous with change
- What they are really interested in is change
- People like to see Mother Nature being destructive
Weather is synonymous with change. People are sure fascinated by the weather. Some people even watch other people’s weather. They sit in front of the TV and watch the weather channel all day long. We guess they do this so they have something to talk about with friends and relatives who live somewhere else.
What is peoples’ fascination with the weather? What they are really interested in is change. Their lives are so boring that they look to the weather for a distraction. It’s hot today and cooler tomorrow. It’s dry for a week and then it rains cats and dogs for a month. You get snow up your forehead and then it melts causing flooding, or you get no precipitation at all and the crops die. It seems that the weather changes can be the centerpiece and focus of people’s lives. If not there wouldn’t be a weather channel that parades the weather catastrophe and disasters in front of people 24 hours a day.
Whose idea was it to come up with the weather channel? It wasn’t so long ago that you got the weather forecast on the front of the newspaper for the next day. Your window of observation only went out 24 hours. Technology made the weather more interesting. Doppler radar, and maps of clouds and storms, and tracking hurricanes became entertainment. It wasn’t just reporting what’s coming, it took center stage and people even chased these massive storms that made for additional entertainment. People like to see Mother Nature being destructive. If the weather was perfect everywhere everyday nobody would be interested and the weather channel wouldn’t exist.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That people’s lives are so static and uneventful they have nothing to live for the next day except for the weather.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: People need something to take their mind off something as boring as how hot or cold it will be tomorrow. What happened to your life’s purpose?
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Instead of sitting in front of the TV watching the weather why don’t you get up and go outside and do something in it?
COMMENTARY: Watching violent weather on TV makes people feel fortunate. They say things like, “I’m sure glad we don’t live there.” Of course, they wouldn’t be feeling that way if they were the target of a weather disaster. They would become the entertainment in someone else’s life. Like the saying goes… watch what you focus on as it’s that focus that draws “it” to you.