So why is this theme important? Why should the reader care. This theme is important because it shows how alcohol can affect and damage lives. It shows the aftermath of getting drunk and what horrible things can happen while you are drunk. It is important to know that this might happen to the reader if they consume alcohol.
Those that do not fit certain views or ideas are snubbed or criticized for the archetypes that are constantly carried out in these networks. Through the societal tendency of assuming works of media to be completely factual or reliable, popular culture creates lasting stereotypes that greatly affect the way young men and women perceive the world. Many young people find popular shows, movies, and books to become influential on their character and appearance. For example, the
Moreover, ordinary people rather than celebrities are the ones getting the spotlight. With the increasing amount of reality TV shows, serious problems have made their appearance unto the “real” world. These kinds of shows have been affecting the society in a way that could be an adverse effect especially for teenagers. Although reality TV shows are now a colossal part of the media and its culture, they work as negative factors in a society and watching them should be discouraged, for the common themes of the show are highly aggressive, provide inappropriate education, and its extent of creating racial stereotypes has become stronger. Despite its negative effects, reality television show can be positively influential for its participants as well as young
“The Dangers of Cramming” is the article by Keith Ablow which discusses about the fact that cramming does more harm than good. The author further elaborates on both the effects of cramming and the side effects of stimulants abuse. First, cramming can cause short-term intellectual setbacks, albeit the states of setbacks vary greatly among many different people. The author also explains about how the excessive use of stimulants can worsen students’ conditions, as it can cause syndrome and overdose. The good news is that while the effects of substance abuse are dangerous, but unless a person mistreats his/her body with the use of stimulants, he/she should be able to recover in a relatively quick time.
Stress provokes the fight-or-flight response that allows us to protect ourselves from danger, including feelings. Therefore, whenever we are feeling bad, the brain will try to find ways way that will make us happy. According to Kelly McGonigal, the author of The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal states that negative emotions shift the brain into a reward-seeking state(136). Our brains become convinced that the only way we will feel better is with the "promise of reward" which eventually leads to giving in. Similarily, Mihaly Csikzentmihaly, the author of Finding Flow also discusses the effects of negative emotions, stating that "psychic entropy" makes it harder for us to focus.
Given these points, the thin and muscular ideal being portrayed through the use of media constantly reminds individuals about how that is a standard that they should meet, leading them to have a negative body image. The idea of body dissatisfaction starts when individuals are very young in today 's society, and is supported by many around the world. Being so accessible to the media allows individuals to become more vulnerable to viewing images of celebrities that will affect them in a negative way and will have them wanting to change their appearance, even if that is not how those celebrities really look. Body discontentment has reached a whole new level to where the rate of eating disorders has increased. Individuals commonly compare their
There have been cases where it is used for both the benefit and the manipulation of the people. Propaganda changes the public’s perception and to an extent, their reality thus its efficiency in gaining public support is starting to be recognized. Logically, propaganda is a legitimate form of human activity. Any society, whether it be social, religious or political, that spreads awareness of its beliefs is practicing propaganda (Barnays, 13). As depicted in literature and history, the methods by which public opinions are formed may be misused but such techniques are necessary to the welfare of a
As a result of my research I found that the body standard the media sets for adolescents leads to disorders, Suicide and self loathing. Body image is how we perceive our bodies visually. Positive body image is having a clear perception of one 's image and being able to celebrate or feel comfortable in their own skin. Negative body image is a distorted view of yours or others bodies. Negative body image can also mean you feel awkward and self conscious with your looks.
This is because dieting alters the body not knowing when to feel full leading to overeating as well as causing biological and physical damage. Our society has helped create a definition of dieting that is not only harmful to the body but also does not work. The proper definition of a diet would be the food and drink a person consumes daily and the mental and physical circumstances connected to eating. The public’s definition of a diet is to restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. Those who engage in this sort of dieting begin with the wrong mentality.
Overusing technology can cause mild to serious problems. According to Soltan (n.d.) of Digital Responsibility, “Technology can have a large impact on users ' mental and physical health. Being overly connected can cause psychological issues such as distraction, narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression. Beside [sic] affecting users ' mental health, use of technology can also have negative repercussions on physical health causing vision problems, hearing loss, and neck strain.” Sultan lists numerous effects, but there are even more negative effects that technology causes. In today’s society, the use of technology is becoming more socially accepted.