In a friendly tone
In a friendly tone
In a friendly tone
- Most people trust the opinions of their friends and media more than they trust their instincts.
- Teenagers are not immune from this effect.
- Hearing about a celebrity’s bad behavior or lousy body can make them feel bad about themselves.
- You don’t need to agree with, or even like, a pop culture figure to be influenced by them.
- The media portrays men as sex symbols, but the opposite is true for women.
- Big-budget movies and television rely on stars’ good looks to make you watch, pull you in, and sell you on their products.
- Television networks thrive on selling you happiness, self-discipline, working hard, and family values, no matter what they are.
- Pop culture shapes our values.
Most people trust the opinions of their friends and media more than they trust their instincts.
The more you trust the media and friends, the less likely you will trust your instincts.
The same is true for people who read more than one book per month: they’re more likely to agree with other people’s opinions than their own.
Teenagers are not immune from this effect.
It is important to note, however, that teenagers are not immune from this effect. They may be more susceptible than adults because they are still developing their identities and values. Teens rely on their peers for guidance and approval, including their dress and actions. This can put a lot of pressure on teens who want to fit in with friends at school or elsewhere by dressing up like them (or using similar styles).
Teens also feel pressure from parents who want them to grow up quickly; this tension between trying new things versus following old traditions can lead some young people toward rebellion against authority figures such as teachers or coaches—but we won’t go into that here!
Hearing about a celebrity’s bad behavior or lousy body can make them feel bad about themselves.
The pop culture you consume can be a way to shape your values and behavior. If you watch TV, listen to music, or go out with friends to watch shows like Game of Thrones or Veep, the characters in those shows influence how you think about yourself or others. For example:
You don’t need to agree with, or even like, a pop culture figure to be influenced by them.
Pop culture can be a powerful force for good in the world. It’s not just about the entertainment, but also how it makes us think and feel about our lives. Pop culture can shape values—and even create them—without our consent or knowledge that we’ve been influenced by it!
Popular characters like Harry Potter and Hermione Granger have inspired many readers to pursue careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). An article on TIME magazine’s website interviews one teenage girl who was inspired by Rowling’s character Hermione Granger to become an engineer because she believed that “people don’t necessarily have to know what they’re doing” before pursuing their dreams; another writes about how reading about Dumbledore gave her confidence that being different doesn’t mean you’re less capable than anyone else.
The media portrays men as sex symbols, but the opposite is true for women.
Women are more likely to be portrayed as sex symbols and men as sexy. For example, in the film ‘Pretty Woman,’ Julia Roberts’ character is seen wearing a pink dress that shows off her cleavage and thighs. The same thing happens with Natalie Portman in ‘Black Swan.’
While this may seem like an obvious example of gender stereotypes, it’s important to note that it doesn’t always work this way. There are plenty of instances where women are not only portrayed as sexy but also powerful (think: Wonder Woman).
There could be several reasons why this happens—but one thing seems clear: media significantly impacts how we see ourselves and others around us.
Big-budget movies and television rely on stars’ good looks to make you watch, pull you in, and sell you on their products.
The power of good looks
The importance of looking at what makes up a film or television show can be considered because it’s not just about how much money was spent on making it but also its overall message. For example, Star Wars: A New Hope has been hailed as a classic for its message about hope against all odds—and yet I never watched any episodes until I was an adult because my parents didn’t let me see them growing up (and if you’ve ever seen them now, please don’t judge).
Television networks thrive on selling you happiness, self-discipline, working hard, and family values, no matter what they are.
Pop culture shapes our values.
Pop culture is a reflection of society, and it shapes our values.
When you think about pop culture, you probably think of television shows, music, and movies. They influence us in many ways: they reflect our current state of mind; they make us laugh when we need laughter after a bad day; they help us escape from reality for a few hours at a time; sometimes, they even teach us something new!
But these things aren’t the only ways pop culture shapes our values. Pop culture also affects how we view other people—for example, if you watch too much TV as an adult, you might start thinking everyone else should act like them (because everyone else on TV seems happy). Or maybe your favorite movie star has nice clothes but thinks all men should shave their faces cleanly before going out into public because shaving can cause wrinkling around the eyes, so let’s not go there, please!