Essay on The Effects Of Pop Culture On Our Lives

805 Words Oct 17th, 2016 4 Pages
It is said without a doubt, that pop culture has profound influence on our lives every day. From advertisements before YouTube videos to the ads that sponsor our favorite radio station, we are surrounded by pop culture. Whether the effect is subliminal or prominent, there is no denying it. From a young age, we are subject to our environment. Things don’t just “go in one ear and out the other,” they stick and we learn from them, we are influenced and socialized because of them. As we grow up, our interests change, we no longer need to watch Sesame Street or Dora in order to learn basic manners and the basic words of a different language to function in society. Our focus shifts to new and broader interests, our range of influences grow. This is seen with the new environment of college and beginning to work for a living. Socialization is a lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs, and ideologies, providing an individual with the skills and habits necessary for participating within his or her own society (Boundless).
Music artists play a huge role in our socialization from a young age until we are barely able to hear the beat, with the exception of hearing aids of course. Most people can not or do not go a day without hearing their favorite song whether it be on the radio or simply walking around a store, music is always in the background. Movies have music in the background and give light to newer or less known artists, one of them being incredibly…

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