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10-15-03, 07:23 PM (EST)
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"People seem awfully judgemental of ..."
This is my first post on any of these boards. I don't watch any of the reality shows, normally. This one caught my interest one night while clicking through the channels. I saw the second episode before the first one, and after watching Matt for ten minutes or so, I thought to myself "This guy seems like a typical Pittsburgher. I wonder where he's from? He seems like he could live down the street from me." Now, don't get me wrong,he seemed like a goober, but a decent goober. Not an an asshole goober. Someone who means well, and I can respect that.
Anyway, I wasn't all that surprised then when I found out that he actually is from Pittsburgh, my hometown as well.

I think the show is entertaining, but its also a cruel thing to do to a person, any person. I hope the show isn't being aired against Matt's will. I would hope that he has been well compensated, at least, for the embarrassment and the effect this will have on his psyche.

Now, I'm not saying he is blameless----I know he has to accept the responsibility of aggreeing to do the show in the first place, just as anyone must accept the responsibilities for, and the consequences of, the decisions they make...but...

I think people are being awfully negative of him. Some of the board even seem to be turning up their noses at him, as if he is sooooo much worse of a person than they are. Gimmie a break.

Maybe my view of this is odd, but I as I said, I am not an avid reality show viewer. This show is in its own category though, and maybe thats why I watch it.
I know he's made a complete ass of himself at times, and he does things quite differently then I would ever do them, but he has also shown himself to have some class and be the kind of guy who would help you in a time of need. I'll bet the actors learned more about life than anyone else from doing this show. Having watched all of it now, save for the final show, I really don't think Matt has anything to be ashamed of.

I kind of have the same outlook as Joe, I mean Matt. His lack of focus on winning the money may really just be his inner-self exhibiting his real nature, to value personal-interaction and other peoples well-being above the selfish pursuit of money.
I don't have a problem with that.


Take care,
malpaso


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 People seem awfully judgemental of ...   malpaso     10-15-03       
   RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   OceansAngel16     10-15-03     1  
   RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   Lisapooh     10-15-03     2  
     RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   erikman     10-16-03     3  
     RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   I_AM_HE     10-16-03     4  
     RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   Schmoron     10-23-03     49  
   RE: People see awful Matt.   Guppin1234     10-16-03     5  
   RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   mm58     10-16-03     6  
   RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   LynneAndReef     10-16-03     7  
   RE: Baffled by his behavior   Deonna     10-16-03     8  
     i agree   Angelfood     10-16-03     9  
         RE: Thanks for your Time   Deonna     10-16-03     11  
     RE: Baffled by his behavior   Soft_Myst     10-16-03     10  
         RE: Thanks for your time   Deonna     10-16-03     12  
             RE: Thanks for your time   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     15  
                 RE: Thanks for your time   Rabies     10-19-03     39  
                     RE: Thanks for your time   dracosaur     10-29-03     50  
         RE: Baffled by his behavior   LynneAndReef     10-16-03     17  
         RE: Baffled by his behavior   Guppin1234     10-18-03     38  
     RE: Baffled by his behavior   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     13  
         RE: Thanks for you thoughts   Deonna     10-16-03     22  
             RE: Thanks for you thoughts   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     23  
                 RE: Thanks for you thoughts   Deonna     10-16-03     25  
             RE: Thanks for you thoughts   Rabies     10-19-03     40  
                 RE: Thanks for you thoughts   Deonna     10-19-03     41  
                 RE: Thanks for you thoughts   dracosaur     10-29-03     52  
                 Two pieces of cake   RollDdice     11-01-03     59  
             RE: Thanks for you thoughts   dracosaur     10-29-03     51  
                 RE: Thanks for you thoughts   Guppin1234     10-31-03     56  
         RE: Baffled by his behavior   Traces     10-17-03     34  
             RE: Thank-you   Deonna     10-17-03     35  
     RE: Baffled by his behavior   Tiger Lily     10-16-03     14  
         RE: Baffled by his behavior   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     16  
             RE: Baffled by his behavior   Tiger Lily     10-16-03     18  
                 RE: Baffled by his behavior   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     20  
             RE: Baffled by his behavior   LynneAndReef     10-16-03     19  
                 RE: Baffled by his behavior   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     21  
                     RE: Baffled by his behavior   hellagirl     10-30-03     53  
                         Grace under pressure   RollDdice     10-31-03     57  
         RE: Baffled by his behavior   Deonna     10-16-03     24  
     Matt's Behavior - explained?   RollDdice     10-30-03     54  
         Dump truck or tractor trailer?   Guppin1234     11-01-03     58  
   RE: People seem awfully judgemental...   LynneAndReef     10-16-03     26  
     RE: The money   Deonna     10-16-03     27  
         RE: The money   OceansAngel16     10-16-03     28  
             RE: The money   mm58     10-16-03     29  
                 RE: The money   Deonna     10-17-03     30  
                 RE: The money   LynneAndReef     10-17-03     32  
                 RE: The money   Tiger Lily     10-17-03     33  
         RE: The money   LynneAndReef     10-17-03     31  
             RE: The money   Traces     10-17-03     36  
                 RE: The money   ItsaRWafterAll     10-17-03     37  
                 RE: The money   woeisme1     10-20-03     42  
                     RE: The money   Schmoron     10-23-03     48  
                         RE: The money   RosieTX1     10-31-03     55  
     Matt said he wasn't in it for the m...   Guppin1234     10-20-03     43  
         RE: $10k a DAY   Rabies     10-20-03     44  
             RE: $10k a DAY   erikman     10-20-03     45  
                 RE: $1k a DAY   Rabies     10-20-03     46  
             RE: $10k a DAY   Guppin1234     10-21-03     47  

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