Whose Reality- Leunig Essay
I see the shadows of this We base our reality on the experiences we have which is a direct effect of what the media does in portraying what individuals my age are supposed to look like and behave. After reading Michael Leunig’s article ‘Thou Shalt be attractive’, I have come to realise what the media does to my reality and how it makes me alter my identity. The important questions raised in the article shows exactly how reality is based on the experience we have with the media.
As a teenager trying to go through high school I am surrounded by the media altering my reality. The media acts as ‘dictator’; someone who has complete control over me and an overwhelming pressure to …show more content…
Due to the media’s pressure, I am surrounded by fake people. The media tells us that being different is wrong. It is because of this a lot of people hide who they truly are. In this world, being different and not following the crowd is wrong and anyone who does try to be different is ultimately punished for it. So instead we hide behind our makeup and pretend to be something we