Millions of Views


By Delvon T. Mattingly

Play dead, Ian says. Keep the Go-Pro rolling. A bear attack? Let’s incite one and then play dead. We’ll go viral. Proximate primitive footage of a malicious beast is bound to generate views. Think about it, friend. Five, no, ten million views, enough to make us famous!

But when the bear appears, I run. I can’t help it. I abandon Ian. Don’t worry he’s okay. Well, he’s in the hospital.

I open my laptop to find a news website highlighting his story. *Man Wounded After Intentionally Provoking Grizzly Bear*. The story is a hit—20,000,000 views, already twice as many.

6 thoughts on “Millions of Views

  1. I guess that’s where one has to decide – is being famous or the risk of being famous more important than the risk of life. It seems our society is overtaken by the need for fame and risk-taken for profit; yet there are millions of us who are intrigued enough to watch the risk taking. I’m glad no lives were lost. Good post and reminder.

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