Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Living in our Man Made World
In this day in age it is hard to go anywhere without seeing electronics, advertisements, music or magazines with way to skinny girls on them. In seeing this it is hard for you not to ask how much do these things control our lives and influence what we do. In this time we are still living in a postmodern world.
In America self image has become less about who you are and more about how you look. Instead of self image being about what you want to be it has been mutilated into a lifestyle of what everyone else wants you to be. And, because of this America and it’s youth are hurting themselves just fit into a stereotype that they can never be. As a women in America from a young age you are taught what to be. Growing up all you see is women in magazines and t.v shows skinny as sticks telling you to be just like them, and that they got there beauty naturally. But what society doesn't tell you is that these women either work out 24/7 or bodies are cropped into perfection onto a computer. In our postmodern world we use these false images to guide how much we eat and how we should exercise.
We also use celebrities as a guide on how to spend our lives. Through a variety of advertisements. In commercials we see the singers and actors advertising things like clothes and beauty products. So, we spend a lot of our money on things that are over priced making actors and companies rich while we try to feed into the man made stereotypes of coolness. another way that media controls us is by music. famous singers flaunt their money, girls and cars in front of our faces telling us this is what we are suppose to be. we are suppose to act a certain way to get to this fictional promised land where we get everything we dream of.
And as naive easily influenced human being we try to reach for it posting our lives on social media as evidence that we are getting further in our lives than everyone else. we grasp at straw, like and follows to prove that we are as popular and making our way to somewhere we never get to.