Most people avoid the truth because it could be ugly, painful, and can possibly cause self-reflection. In today 's society we are so accustomed to fake news and the illusion of it all. To hell with facts, who needs such a preposterous thing! This way of thinking is partially our fault because we have the ability to choose if we want to engage or disconnect from the illusion. The rest should be blamed on the media because they have the power to reach and influence the world.
Have you ever felt pressured by someone or something to change the way you look. The media's modern method of advertising is harming people's self image. Many serious issues have been caused due to their inefficient methods of advertising. Young boys and girls are mostly suffering from this misconduct. Teens will do harmful thing to their bodies in order to live up to expectations.
Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality. As explained by Brook Williams, “Social media also gives kids a false notion that being successful only comes with being beautiful. Almost every person you find with over 20,000 Instagram followers edits their pictures to glorify their life and image” (dailyutahchronicle.com). This can hurt teen relationships especially when they think it’s all about looks (dailyutahchronicle.com). Unfortunately, society is already known to show this off in TV
In modern society, thechanging times as well as media executives wanting more ratings (and therefore money) have led toteenagers more willing to try sexual acts at a younger age and the country being more open-mindedabout sexual issues.The main cause behind the increase of an obsession with sex is media executives wantbetter ratings and so they will shove more provocative and disturbing images into the public eye. DanJaffe, executive Vice President of the Association of National Advertisers claims, "If everyone is really soupset, the no one would be watching. The best test is whether the ratings go down" (qtd. by Clark, "Sex,Violence"). At one point the FOX network was one of the worst at offending and upsetting many people,including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
It affects us greatly when we make optimistic or pessimistic, evil or moral decisions. Most media stories offer realistic plot lines that enable us to constitute a common and relatable culture in the society we live in. Learning to comprehend, construe and condemn the meaning and hidden messages is important as we are immersed in a cradle to grave society. Media are sometimes misperceived as a source of cultural pedagogy. They contribute greatly in educating us on how to act and feel, what to believe, think, and fear.
On the other hand, “And when these people find one another via social media, they can do things — create memes, publications and entire online worlds that bolster their worldview, and then break into the mainstream” (Gaitho). This illuminates that media technology can help society become more connect because people can use the internet as a kind of tool to show their talents and share the interesting things or their opinions in their life to the others. As a result, meida technology can impact on socialization because the media technology can connect the world together and make the relationship closer between
This creates pressure to look perfect rather than being healthy among females. On the other hand, as illustrated by Cassell and Gleaves (2006), different forms of media, like fitness magazines or TV advertisements often contribute to males’ negative perceptions of their bodies. A study indicated a strong correlation with the dissatisfaction level of teenage boys and the pictures they view in fitness
With the influences of the media, society is bombarded with images of health, beauty, attractiveness, fashion and fitness. The super, skinny woman and the muscular and handsome man is plastered everywhere, thus adding pressure to conform to these ideals. When people compare themselves to persons different from them, they usually develop an inaccurate appraisal of themselves and their bodies. They may see themselves as lacking and engage in behaviours to emulate the bodies of those presented in the media. As noted earlier, failure to conform to these media images, results in persons regarding their bodies negatively and developing low-self-esteem.
However, social media has an algorithm that gears posts towards the viewer that they want to see, it creates an artificial happiness that creates a false image to the person viewing. For example, many people only post the best pictures of themselves to create that picture perfect effect and it satisfies the person posting it and the viewing it. “So to fit in, in our profiles we try to portray perfectly happy and trendy facades because that’s what we see others doing. As a result, our profiles reflect how we want to be perceived, rather than showing an honest picture of who we truly are. Thus many would rather embrace this “happy” safe illusion of virtual connection rather than share and develop real life relationships” (Amedie).
When advertising is used in a unfavorable way many people can be effected all throughout the entire world, especially young teenagers. Advertisements can effect people mentally, physically, and can potentially become life threatening. Because society advertises an image of how a perfect person should act and look, negative effects on both genders have occurred causing girls to become bulimic and guys to take illegal drugs so they look considerably large. To begin with, advertising can go way beyond the means of what advertisers once intended them to. When girls and guys see a body that is physically more attractive than theirs then their natural reaction is to hope and wish that they had a body that would be similar.