LAST EDITED ON 08-17-06 AT 01:53 AM (EST)
The fact that this show is an artificial environment full of people with strong personalities doesn't make dishonesty, backstabbing, and cheating honorable activities.
Honorable? Who says you have to be honorable in the game? If "honorable" was in the rules, nobody would watch.
The fact is that how they act in the house is a generally good indicator of how they would act in real life in conflict.
This has been argued on these boards since forever. It isn't a "fact," it's merely an assumption that people make because they can't separate the game from real life. People like Danielle and Will CAN separate the game from real life, because unlike in real life, they can make "friends" in the house and then turn their backs on them. People who buddy up in there and then sacrifice a half million bucks for a stranger (i.e. Ivette) cannot separate the game from real life, and end up feeling like complete suckers when their "friend" wins the loot.
Would it be ok to lie, cheat, and backstab someone in normal life because you could win half a million bucks in the process?
Of course not. But, again, BB isn't real life.
Their personalities don't suddenly become capable of deceit and trickery merely because they are on tv now. They had those traits before. It's just more obvious now because it's more of a stressful situation.
Look at it this way: Danielle left her family behind for three months to play the game. She never forgets who is really important. Her number one alliance is "me, myself and I." She didn't go there to give a bunch of money to James, or to a stranger. If I left my family for three months to do this, I would do whatever I had to do to make it worth my/their while. In real life, I don't use deceit and trickery. But, if it came down to the well being of my family, I would.
The folks who go in to make friends and get to sequester have miserable lives on the outside, IMO. Danielle and Will aren't there to fill time. The more you give up, the harder a good player will play.
Rolly made this.