Media and Its Influence on Society

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Today media is making fast money having a total lack of respect for the sentiments and ethics of the people and land of whom they serve to. Media with their immense power to influence the masses make judgments like a true dictator. In the race to become more popular and to make money they have broken all the limits that media should follow while serving ,to build a healthy and progressive society. Media has a stronger influence on society than it is conscious of, they are able to influence masses of people negatively and positively. Negative influences are all around us. Beer commercials tell young boys that if you drink a certain kind of beer you will get all the good looking girls and maybe not be such a nerd. Hamburger restaurants have girls dressing up in near to nothing to sell a hamburger. McDonald’s the ultimate offender, using a clown and his friends to encourage young children to buy happy meals and play at McDonalds In recent decades media has also created a delicate underlying issue in the youth of our society , with the improvement of the living standard and the big fragment of our lives that media inhabits, people have been paying more attention to their own physical appearance. For example, when a person faces to a mirror, he or she will think about if his or her height, weight, body shape or even their hair style is beautiful in nowadays’ society. Another example is many grandparents think their obese grandchildren are healthy, but a large number of adolescents themselves think being as thin as fashion models is healthy. Obviously, different people have different body image in mind. In my interpretation, the different culture backgrounds, genders, age groups or living environments all can cause different body images, but media is the most influential. I’m not all negative here, media can be used positively too. presently there are some sitcoms on

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