The Mega Marketing Of Depression Essay

1164 Words Oct 14th, 2015 null Page
Individuals are sensitive to their surroundings to survive, therefore individuals have an innate awareness of their environment and relate themselves to the qualities of a certain environment. Individuals are born with the idea of change instilled into their minds until they learn that in order to thrive in their environment, an individual must behave and think suitably to the status quo. As individuals age, they learn to conform to their environment’s shared norms instead of defining themselves by their individualism. Individuals believe it is what they want to think and determine but essentially it is the conceptions of their environment they surround themselves with contends to. This suggests that an individual’s mind becomes one headquarter run by the means of selection. Individuals limit themselves to what they essentially believe they want to see. However, multiple environments create an openness for individuals to challenge “uncertainties”. In “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan” by Ethan Watters, “The Power of Context” by Malcolm Gladwell and “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle, the influence of multiple of environments allow individuals to become receptive to new ideas and arguments. Uncertainty leads to an openness in which individuals challenge their preconceived beliefs. “They use the ambiguity of this new object to challenge their understanding of what they think they already know,” (Turkle 468). By “challenging”, they are changing the mindset of what they…

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