Twenge states, “To many older people, it’s funny. But too many younger people the main consumers of the reality shows on, say, MTV it shapes their views of the world” (pg 7). Narcissism is shown often, and without hesitation on reality TV younger viewers are being conditioned by the depiction of narcissism. Slowly, the excess amount of narcissism seems normal. For instance, on “America’s Next Top Model” young viewers wish to be thin, tall, and overall a model, but go about it in the wrong ways.
This was created because the money grubbing rich media tycoons weren’t making record-breaking profits off of sources of knowledge for students and scholars alike. This law affects every kid, parent, scholar, college student, entrepreneur and every citizen in the U.S., have you ever wanted to read a book but didn’t have it. Your friend does and wants to give you it so he copies it and puts it online for you to download. One thousand other people download it and your friend is now looking at ten years and a five hundred thousand dollar fine. The benefits are for the media tycoons who give their info out to the minority for free, celebrities and rich people, but then get mad when we share it with our friends, mad with jail time and more money than we could ever dream of having.
In this cut throat and disproportioned world, we see imbalance like no other time in history. Children are starving, while athletes play a sport they love and get paid fortunes to do it. We live in a world where people drive 13 cars to where people can’t afford shoes to walk miles every day just to get water for their family to live. Once a symbol of international pride and the love of fair play, sport brought countries out of war to come together to test their skill ("United nations," 2008). Now it is a get rich scheme where the rich get rich and the poor will stay poor.
[Pathos] Deepest part of advertisement is seeing Taylor Swift’s created emotions towards the campaign. I believe the marketers have made a wise choice to use her in their ad. As most people see Taylor, she appears to be wholesome and down to earth. Therefor parents don’t mind for their daughters to claim her as a role model. It’s kind of funny how celebrities effect society and always have because it seems that people cannot think for themselves.
Without workers rights such as the right to strike, collectively bargain, or even to quit, private prisons are growing and benefiting largely off of the backs of these inmates. In the year 2000 there were 100 private prisons profiting off of a population of nearly two million individuals. Private prisons have utterly corrupted the United States Government. Private prisons are using the profits they have earned to buy/lobby politicians. These politicians are then expected to legislate in such a way that benefits the private prisons and in turn
The accepted trend seems to be the â€œpreppyâ€ look that sends the message that since the person can dress well, they are well on their way to a bright future. Most of the Ravers I have met, however, do not care much about other peopleâ€™s opinions. Even so, the opinions are still made, and the general analysis is that these kids are drug-addicted partiers that have no future. A lot of times this is true. What I have witnessed is a bunch of bored middle-class white kids looking for something to
They had tried to find jobs through their network of friend and family contacts but still no luck. Well I say of course these methods haven’t worked! They are looking at the wrong places. The obvious and only guaranteed way to success these days is by landing a role on a reality show. You could be quickly earning thousands of dollars, while at the same time reducing the high unemployment rate.
chart.png ESSAY Overpaid Pro Athletes Pro Athletes over the world are paid millions of dollars to play a sport, while people like firemen or police are risking their lives every day are paid not even close to these athletes. These Athletes make millions for just playing a game, teachers are working 7 days a week, grading papers and teaching kids new subjects while athletes make millions of dollars for a game, but this is partially our fault for showing so much interest and paying so much to go to these games. We are a very big reason for pro athletes making so much money. Sports fall into the category of entertainment, which means they’re trying to entertain us, and while entertaining us we’re paying for that entertainment.
One of them being that the CEOs' of the team get paid more than the athlete itself. So just think about it, as much as the athlete makes for playing someone who doesn’t even play makes more than them. A professional athlete makes more than someone who works hard every day of their life. They will always make more than some people who have been working somewhere for 20 years. Even surgeon who are saving peoples lives every day are making less than a professional athlete would make in a day or in a year.
Corporate profits as a percent of the economy are at an all time high. The profits are higher than they ever have been since the 1950's. So while people can't afford health care and to take of their families these people are making more than enough money to help out. CEO pay as increased 300% since 1990, and Corporate profits have doubled. It seems that these two sides have an inverse relationship with each other when it should be a direct relationship.