So what do Kim Kardashian, who has never accomplished anything more than showing off her ass and making a sex video, Lebron James, who makes $15 million a year playing a game, and ex-boy band member Justin Timberlake have in common?
No, it's not that none of them have more than a high school education, but that NBC chose them as some of the most influential people of 2010.
I'm not going to begrudge their success, but what about the people who have actually made a difference in the world?
There have been scientific medical discoveries in cancer research, stem cell use and countless other treatments of diseases.Teachers and university instructors who actually benefit society by educating students to injustices and wanting to make the world a better place, and healthcare providers of all types changing people's lives.
It just gets frustrating to constantly see people getting recognition and tens of millions of dollars for actions that contribute nothing to making the world a better place, while people who actually make a difference in the world are constantly bent over and taking it for the sake of others.