TV Reality TV Shows That Actually Make You A Better Human  

Rebecca High

Generally, reality shows don't have a great reputation. Swathed in drama, sass, and sometimes straight-up trash, shows on networks like Bravo and E! are sometimes blamed for exploiting people and exaggerating real-world events. As this video demonstrates, however, some reality shows can make you a better person simply by watching.

No show blends sass and heart as well as RuPaul's Drag Race. RuPaul Charles had long been an internationally celebrated drag queen, but in 2009 he cemented a place in visual history as the host and producer of RuPaul's Drag Race for Logo (now VH1).

The show was a pioneer both in reality competition-based programming and as a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the fascinating world of drag and LGBTQ issues. It skyrocketed catchphrases like "hieeee" into the mainstream, and spawned spinoffs like RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.

RuPaul's signature line, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?" proves that the show is helping people embrace themselves - which is the first step in making the world a better place. Watch this video for more about the inspiring reality shows that, believe it or not, are making the world a better place.