Negative Effects Of Mass Consumerism

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The film industry has degraded man into believing that in order to be cool/masculine you must act like a thug, businessmen, and be wealthy.. In other words, you must copy what you see in the movies in order to be called a “man”. Which can mean anything from selling drugs, fighting, sleeping with random girls, bodybuilding, joining a gang etc. This stupidity has caused an increase in violent crimes, increase in prison incarcerations?, increase in high school dropouts, and caused so much pain and suffering towards man I will be addressing Adorno and Horkheimer comment on the negative effect of mass consumerism that movies cause. I will also discuss Sullivan fandom by indicating the Imation and messages the audience takes form these films. …show more content…
People who actually grew up in the “barrios” are working twice as hard as most individuals to escape the lifestyle. They understand the pain, the hate, the inequality that drives them mad. There is an average of 2000 reported gang murders each year. This affects the binary opposition because there are youths who want this lifestyle because it makes them feel empowered and respected by their peers. Some of these youths never experienced this lifestyle or how easily your life can be thrown away. This not a lifestyle you want because constantly watch your back and worry at any second you can be arrested, killed, or hospitalized. Even worse, your love ones can be targeted if you mess with wrong people. Imagine the lives are wasted in prison because the media tells a man you need to be thug in order to gain other respect. Look at the man like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Simón Bolívar, Che Guevara, Cesar Chavez, John F Kennedy etc. This is the potential that is wasted on daily because people want to think for themselves and go with what they are told. Look at the prison system if you 're Black or Latino you have a higher chance of ending up behind bars than graduating from college. This is sad statistics and won 't change until these stereotypes and degradation is taken by the media. We should the media showing the positive aspects of minorities. We need …show more content…
Just like Ryan I used to do mma as well as football, wrestling and track. I always felt that since I was smaller than most people I prove myself. I used to workout because I wanted to get buff. I got into random fights with guys because I wanted to show that shouldn 't mess with me. I 've used end up bruised, angry, exhausted. Every time I used to think was this worth it? The consequence and the injuries were not. It took me years to control my ego and I am still working. I felt that since I grew up in the “ghetto” I had to a badass. I felt like I was living in a movie since I always had a response for everything. This wasn 't who I was because behind my smile there is years of pain and suffering. I always think to myself if I could go back I would been more humble. It was stupid for believing what media definition of a “man” was now I am trying to help other man become better. I talk the way I do because I turned militant for all the wrong reasons. I act the way I am because I know I have nothing to prove. Once you accept the fact that you are priceless and you want better for you and those you care about, then you become a

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