The Trouble With Media And Entertainment - Deepstash

The Trouble With Media And Entertainment

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.

  • The media influences us more than stuff like values, morals, family or loyalty. It is always focused on celebrating the celebrities, the rich and the famous.
  • The media emphasises the fake image we present to the world, and social media has accelerated the phenomenon.

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  • If a person puts the same kind of investments in 2000 that worked well in 1950, he is likely to lose his money. This is because we live in different times.
  • Being rich and famous does not mean we have to do what others do.
  • We only have to turn inward and focus on what truly matters: Value, morality, character, and being a good person.

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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.

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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.

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