If you don't want the truth I advise you to go somewhere else because it's getting ready to get hot up in here. And if you are a woman I want you to take off all of you clothes lol.
But seriously, many of us don't want to face the truth about what's happening to us. We actually think that we think for ourselves and that we are not influenced by outside forces. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa (laughs and laughs some more lol). Three second pause... laughs some more. Just a little bit harder lol. Calming down.
Naw, we definitely are influenced by the media. From the way that we want to represent ourselves (our clothes, shoes, jewelry etc.). To what we think about all the time (celebrity gossip, music video's, news, sports). Television, movies, radio and Internet play a pivotal role in all of our lives unless we live under a rock somewhere.
The media decides for us who is beautiful, who is talented, who is popular and who we should keep our eyes on. If you don't believe that televising plays an impact on you go one week without watching it at all. No movies, no sitcoms, no games, no commercials, nothing.
Some of us can't go to sleep without it on (used to be like that). For some of us it's that friend that's always there. To entertain us. To dazzle us. To spark our attention. To talk to us and make us feel accepted and appreciated.
That's how it's designed.
The main purpose for the TV, movies and other media is to sell us things. Not to inform us. Not to guide us on the right path, but to give the corporations who are financing them a wide medium to sell their products and services. Even music video's are advertisements because they are selling Cd's (some of us know how to get free music though).
The people who dictate what goes on television, movies the radio and to a less extent the Internet are a handful of huge multi-national corporations who's only interest in us is how much they can get from us.
They know what makes us happy. And they also know that buying their products won't. So they pay psychologists, sociologists, physicists and other scientists to give them the straight dope on how to convince their wide audience to pony up our hard earned money to them.
They take polls on what really makes human beings happy and the people say the same thing every year (better relationships with their partner, family and friends, more leisure time, financial independence, peace of mind etc. not BMW's, Jessica Simpson pumps or whatever) and the media convinces us through their advertisements that the only way we can attain these goals is by buying more of their stuff.
Sad but true.
So what can we do to keep from giving these vampiristic bloodsuckers our rainy day fund, our mortgage and rent payments, our savings account and our children's college tuition? Learn more about how they are screwing us with a big high definition, plasma enhanced tool by going to the media education foundation's websites and get some documentaries about what's happening to us as a people (killing us softly III: women in advertising and dreamworlds III: desire, sex and power in music videos are 2 of my favorites). You can see these documentaries for free, just go on line to the local college libraries and you'll find one that has some of their stuff their (this is how i educated myself for the last 3 years).
Sell your television. Don't have one and I've never looked back. Volunteer. Join anywhere. Find a cause that you really are passionate about and find an organization in your town that's down for that cause. You'll meet great people there (maybe a future husband or wife) and you'll have a good time because you know that you'll be doing something positive.
Blog, Blog and Blog some more. Even if you are going through radiation withdrawal from not watching enough television, blog about it. Since I've started blogging my world has completely changed. I've met new people who have been nothing but positive and I've connected with people as far away as India and china.
There aren't too many other mediums in the world that allow you to have this kind of influence and support (they'll definitely tell it like it is, if it needs to be told).
So don't let some satanic, Antichrists in stuffed suits use your mind as a sceptic tank.
Get off the couch and LIVE why don't you.
Preaching session is done for today.
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