Enough with Brangelina already!

If you haven't already heard or read, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced, and the media has been having a field day with this story.

Rumors are swirling that Jolie is filing for divorce because he cheated on her, and some reports say he is now under investigation for child abuse.

What I find appalling is that many news outlets like CNN headlined the divorce as "breaking news" when the story first broke.

Here's a reality check for the media: this does not pass for breaking news!

There are so many more important topics to report on, from the 2016 presidential election -- in which so much is at stake -- to foreign affairs and poverty.

We need to quash this unrelenting impulse in society to butt into other people's business, whether it's a world-renowned celebrity or the plumber down the street.

I don't need to know that Kim Kardashian created a sex tape, or that women are breastfeeding in public more than ever.

Some things are best kept private. Unfortunately, anything is fair game for the media.

It's partly the fault of consumers who eat up anything the news outlets throw at them. As long as they continue to tune in and demand all things gossip -- which translates into higher sales and ratings -- the media is happy to oblige.

It's for this reason that I am happy to remain a private citizen. I'd never be able to have the spotlight on me 24/7 ala celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift. In my view, it's no way to live.

If people only lived by the adage, "Say no to nosiness," the world would be a much better place.

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