I think it’s obvious that anyone who would willingly attend a Bon Jovi concert is in desperate need of direction as to how to spend his free time, but that video is liable to confuse Mr. Jovi’s fans. For one thing, Mr. Jovi begins his lecture by stating that he is “a big believer in the power of ‘we,’” and then states “the reality is, we’re all in this together.” Okay, I get that. But the song playing underneath all this is “Living on a Prayer,” featuring the line “We’ve gotta hold on to what we’ve got.”There is more, including some painful revelations from my own childhood. Read it and laugh, and be touched, and weep, and then laugh again. At me.
Doesn’t that undercut Mr. Jovi’s message of sharing? Given the current state of the economy, all I’ve got is time. And I’m holding on to it.