I may seem like the last guy to be blogging about a show on MTV. A year ago, I may have seemed like the last guy to be blogging at all.
But I've got enough children and grandchildren to know my way around today's TV landscape.
So, last year when the four fellows from MTV's The Buried Life showed up on my doorstep in pursuit of #95 on their list of dreams, I welcomed them into my office to see how I could help.
Here's a preview of what happened:
Apparently I wasn't the only public servant they tapped. The Washington Post reports, "They managed to get a surprising amount of on-camera help in Washington officialdom."
Did the guys ever hit the basketball court with President Obama? Find out Monday night at 10!
What exactly is The Buried Life? As MTV describes it on the show's website:
This is the real life adventure of four young men on an epic quest to prove that anyone can do anything. With cameras rolling, Duncan, Ben, Jonnie and Dave set out with a list of 100 dreams.
Well, that's all well and good, right? We've all got dreams. And I'm all for helping people achieve their dreams.
The great thing about these young men, though, is that they're also thinking about other people's dreams. So, for every dream they fulfill, they dedicate themselves to helping someone else achieve a dream.
You know, there's a wave of youth service sweeping across America--which I'm really pleased to see--and my guys from The Buried Life are perfect examples. They know how fortunate they are to have secured MTV's support for their project, so they're using MTV's resources to give a little back.
As one of the fellows, Ben, told the Peoria Journal Star:
"I can say as fun as all the tasks are, when we step back and look at these things as a whole, it’s when we get to help other people. Those are the items that give us the most satisfaction.”
Now I may not be in MTV's target demographic, but I know that's a good lesson for all of us.
Ben, Duncan, Jonnie, Dave--I was happy to help, and I wish you well working through the rest of that list.