The value currently being given to a materialistic life has affected many individuals negatively as we can see on several types of research as mentioned in George Monbiot's essay. Materialism can be defined as “a value system that is preoccupied with possessions and the social image they project” (Monbiot). The importance given to material goods can destroy relationships due to a constant competition of who possess more material goods, affecting one's social development and social skills. The vicious cycle created by this value system focuses on making people want and search for a social status demonstrated to our society by today’s media sources, making many believe that being materialistic and having more possessions is the only answer to their pursuit of
Despite the fact that lookism is widespread nowadays and people tend to appear as physically glamorous as possible through attaining plastic surgeries or excessive amount of makeup, it has negative causes and must be terminated, Judging people according to their physical appearance causes several psychological problems as well as it creates a gap in society, and finally results in cultural dilemma. A lot of people may think that lookism is a must nowadays in several industries, it might be a way of grabbing a supporter or an opponents ' attention to that concept but deep inside they clearly know it 's wrong. Lookism is applied in some job interviews where they look for the company 's good image which revolves around the physical appearance. Several companies around the world require a picture in people resumes, otherwise it
Fashion gives lot of negative effects to our society, especially to people. The fashion industry gives the wrong concept and thoughts about fashion to people in several ways. Fashion brings happiness at the same time it brings satisfaction but in the long run it causes people to become addicted to it. Fashion is very influential and you may be influenced by it without knowing it because it is everywhere from magazines to televisions even on the internet. The effect of fashion causes you mental diseases, wrong concepts, wrong definition, wrong thoughts, bullying and low self-esteem.
Since the upsurge of plastic surgery failure has worried global citizens, people try to sort out the stem of the problem, which are cultural phenomena. Cultural phenomena are the process of growing a prevalent trend not only in a local region, but also in a global term. Sometimes, cultural phenomena are promoted in the media. Undoubtedly, cultural phenomena have exerted pressure on people to take cruel steps in order to satisfy the beauty expectancy created by the general thoughts. These radical methods have already put people in jeopardies.
People tend not to sometimes love the body they were created in because of the way the media culture has acculturated certain body shapes and sizes. Body image refers to a person’s mental representation of their body. The way people view their body mentally can either be positive or negative. In today’s society, where the media culture and celebrities dominate almost everything, including a certain way people should look, have made most people have a negative body image. As a result of people having negative body image, it has contributed to many eating disorders, low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
It states that because of those cosmetics many people have decreased the level of self-esteem because of those cosmetics. It also says that it is also a problem for every American because just to be beautiful they will buy every cosmetic they can
Not all but a significant amount of these celebrities tend to be drug & alcohol users and addicts, and this behaviour is portrayed in the media towards the rest of the society. This behaviour pressures the average person to feel the need to fit in and they, therefore, follow in these celebrities footsteps hoping to fit in. Beauty over brains - The media/ fashion industry shows that someone does not need to be smart but needs to be pretty. This leads the majority to focus mostly on their outward appearance than to focus on their education. This leads mainly girls to eating disorders and body mutilation so that they can look like what the media portrays to be
We begin to question the decision to leave, idealizing our life in our home country. We feel like the culture has become too intense by habits and behaviours of the people around us, everyday activities such as communicating with others. This is the stage when anger and frustration starts to kick in. Nothing that we believed is true and the expectations made about the culture where inflated. From my point of view, that’s the worst of the stages in the cultural shock.
Some try to make people feel inferior if they don 't have the product, or if they have something which the product would change. YES: Many adverts do more than just advertising products. Some try to make people feel inferior if they don 't have the product, or if they have something which the product would change. Perceptions of beauty and fashion in particular have been terribly distorted. Many young people have low-self esteem, and lead unhealthy lifestyles because they feel they should be thinner and more attractive like the models they see in adverts.
Mass media has played a crucial role in classifying certain types of beauty in its own way. Those with tall and slim body image are portrayed as beautiful, while, those without these characteristics are considered as ‘ugly’ in the mass media. This condition will make the viewers or the consumers face emotional and mental distress with themselves when they do not posses beauty as defined by mass media. This issue can be related to stereotypes which has become a main concern throughout the world. Unfortunately, mass media has reinforced stereotypes in our mind by promoting beauty according to their own