Essay On Desensitization

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Are Millennials the Most Desensitized Generation to Violence in Media? Violence is an ever-present theme throughout all of time. From a young age, children are exposed to violence through a plethora of both expected and unexpected sources. Nearly every movie, television show, book, etc. features at least once scene with some sort of violent event. Even religious scriptures such as the Bible, the Torah, and the Qur’an depict accounts and stories of graphic violence. At what point does becoming desensitized to violence inhibit one’s empathy and concern for others? The prevalence of violence in movies and television shows is desensitizing viewers, especially young ones, to violence in the real world. In order to understand millennials and their relationship with the media, one must have some sort of background knowledge of the emotional climate and attitude of millennials as whole. Millennials or “the generation of Americans …show more content…
While desensitization may not be a completely bad thing, I think it is important that we all keep in mind the world surrounding us and try to focus on global issues as a whole. Fortunately, I have hope for millennials, and I believe that by asking ourselves and others questions on topics such as this, we can reap the benefits of the technological and media-heavy generation while still remembering why it is important to remain empathetic in the face of traumatic events. Many may believe that millennials are apathetic narcissists, raised by the internet, but after conducting this experiment, I believe that millennials are the product of adaption for survival in a new and unsure

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