Essay on Pop Culture Has Become A Way Of Life For Most Americans

1084 Words Oct 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Influence or Influenced? The Dictionary.com definition of pop culture is “Cultural activities or commercial products reflecting, suited to, or aimed at the tastes of the general mass of people.” But it is so much more than that. Pop culture has become a way of life for most Americans. It may look like it is reflecting the general public, but it the general public is more influenced by pop culture than pop culture is by the general public. Pop culture doesn’t give the people a voice. When someone says that it does they’re referencing the journalists, editors, and newscasters. They’re talking about the people that have gone to school and studied hard to learn tips and tricks to get the general population to read and watch what they do. They aren’t the voice of the people. They’re the face of the people. Pop culture molds the mind of people around the world. From how society views a specific subject as a whole, to what color is “in” this year. The professionals claim that these trends and topics are chosen by the people, but it is impossible for the people choose something before the people know about it. Although pop culture doesn’t make fame, it sure helps it bloom. History has come up with most of what we now call social norms. In 2013 pop culture decided cell phones were becoming a problem and it was time to rid our lives of them. Then comes a study done by Jumio that shows 20% of adults between 18 and 34 admit they use their phones during sex, making headlines seem…

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