According to the author Neil Postman, who was a media critic in the 80s, the quality of information is diminished by the media, and our desire to be entertained is amplified.
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Most of what we see on TV and social media is fake, even reality shows and video blogs. It is fake because it has an agenda, a desire to be viral and entertaining.
It creates delusional expectations on what life is supposed to be in the normal person watching at home.
People consciously or unconsciously get influenced by what is shown in movies, TV shows and social media, just like kids get influenced by their environment and mimic how their parents talk or behave.
If we ask a 10-year-old kid about what they want to do when they grow up, most will say that they want to be rich and famous, like a movie star, basketball player, or YouTuber.
We tune into television series episode after episode because we've become invested in some or all of the character's lives. Marketers and psychologists measure this on the connectedness scale - the degree to which people think a series and its characters are real.
Even if the characters are rich and live in a 25 bedroom mansion while you live in a studio apartment, you can still connect to characters on a personal level and because you wish you lived a life like theirs.
Let's just ignore 'why' people cannot live happily .Care more about 'how' we can change it .
You are chasing something random that you believe makes you happy like:
But these random things can give you temporary happiness , and people run throughout their lives catching these temporary happiness.
And due to these temporary happiness many people can't live their lifes to the fullest .
When most people think of philosophy, they believe philosophers simply argue about arguing. Philosophy is viewed as impractical and irrelevant to current issues.
In reality, philosophy is likely more useful and important to the average person today than any other time in history.
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