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Why is it that we allow the media to run how we think and act??? (not saying al

  1. 1moreHero profile image74
    1moreHeroposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that we allow the media to run how we think and act???  (not saying all media is bad)

    this question is based on the fact that TV and Radio are called "programming", and therefore we are to a point being programmed to think and act a specific way, apart from who we truly are, and on top of that, we have media showing us things being a certain way, telling us that we are not part of the "status-sphere" unless we follow society's steps, but at the same time as we try to be like everyone else we are told we are independent thinkers and doers.  so which one is it, are we independent or copy cats?  and can we really think for ourselves, or must we live life through tv?

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  2. SentMe profile image61
    SentMeposted 7 years ago

    My friend, welcome today's business world. The price of fame and fortune has turned into a frezy of ignorance.  Independent thinking is a pastime in most cases.  It is a generation of clones and drones. If you get a chance, I wrote a few articles on many topics that you question.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/MediaDefinesYou
    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Media-and-Anti-Depressants

  3. Christopher Floyd profile image59
    Christopher Floydposted 7 years ago

    The last time I watched tv it was the Saints Steelers game. The next time I watch tv it'll be the Saints Seahawks game, if I'm off work in time. Other than that I don't watch tv. I think I'm covered in the self-determinism department.
    Interesting question though.

  4. Alexa Poesia profile image70
    Alexa Poesiaposted 6 years ago

    Media only affects how u think or act if you allow it to. As children we are given the basics of life by good influences either relatives and /or educators. We build on that with life experiences and knowledge we gain. If you let media to affect you and your decisions then there is more to what is going on generally, in my opinion. I say follow your heart and your mind, not what Suzy says on channel 10 or radio station 99.8. We all are individuals in our own right, don't be afraid to say screw it occasionally!!

  5. cfin profile image81
    cfinposted 5 years ago

    Not all of us do! The media sensationalizes every little thing! Its so easily accessible and It draws the attention of the average person because people love drama. What worries me the most is that when the media paint a picture of a certain city, country, state, religion, way of life, people are just so easily influenced into hating/ loving/ fearing that diaspora. This is what happened in Nazi Germany who had their own version of Hollywood (not with the same intentions of Hollywood. i am only comparing them influence wise).

    They told people where to live, how to feel, who to fear and who to despise. This can happen in times of need, when people have been failed by their religion, political leaders or other anchors, and they turn to the most attractive and easily accessible of new anchors. Sadly, the most attractive and easily accessible is often the worst and most fake. In this case, I am referring to the main media conglomerates.

    1. cfin profile image81
      cfinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would also like to add that biased media DO and always HAVE worked together. The more a viewer hates one channel, the more likely they are to be die hard fans of the opposite channel. Like oil and water, if they dont mix, they separate.

 
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