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For several years, drugs have been a hot topic of debate at college campuses. This has mainly come to light in recent years as the number of college students who use illegal drugs has risen dramatically. As a result, there is a great deal of pressure for colleges and universities to enact drug testing policies for all incoming students, whether they are suspected drug users or not.
When these policies are put in place, it can cause some severe problems for both students and faculty members alike. The potential ramifications of being drug tested are vast, so much so that most colleges are reluctant even to consider such measures. When these policies go into effect, they can create a dangerous atmosphere on campus. For those who have not yet been tested, the mere presence of drug testing is enough to make them afraid that they will be punished if they test positive (either by suspension or even expulsion). However, others feel there aren’t enough safeguards and fail-safes to protect their rights. This is why many celebrities decided against participating in drug testing or screening programs when they began their careers. While it may seem like appearing on stage with an illicit substance would hinder your career as a singer or performer, it works out quite well for you on the whole! Since many people see celebrities as role models, it makes sense that we would want them to remain clean for their safety. As such, many famous stars choose not to participate in any drug testing program because they know how beneficial it will be if they don’t give away the secret. Not only will this help keep them from getting suspended from performing gigs or being kicked off television shows because of their past “bad behavior,” but by remaining adamant about not being pressured into doing so
- The “cool” factor.
- They’re like us!
- They’re not supposed to look like us.
- Celebrities rivet society, but they aren’t always role models.
- People see themselves in them and become inspired by them.
- Celebrities are often remembered for their last performance, not their first one.
- A celebrity’s drug or alcohol use can influence how you feel about your use.
The “cool” factor.
There’s a lot to be said about how celebrities can influence our lives. They’re often seen as role models, and we look up to them for guidance and inspiration. Stars are also considered people who are not like us—they have fame, money, power, and status to which we don’t have access. This makes it easy for us to put ourselves in their shoes when they make choices that seem questionable or even dangerous (such as using drugs).
Celebrities are also seen as able to do things that we can’t—they’re more famous than us! So when they do something offensive or irresponsible (like misusing alcohol or drugs), it makes us feel less capable because we think it would never happen in our lives.
They’re like us!
Popular culture is one of the most influential forces in modern society. It has become commonplace to think that celebrities are just like us, which can lead to dangerous ideas about what’s okay to do and even who you should be.
The way we view celebrities influences our behavior, too; for example, studies have shown that people who watch more TV have higher rates of binge drinking than those who don’t care much about television (1). While there’s no evidence pointing directly at pop culture being responsible for these findings (2), it could be because watching shows like “Friends” makes us feel less alone and helps us relate better to others by showing how fun life can be when you don’t have responsibilities or obligations!
They’re not supposed to look like us.
You may have noticed that celebrities often don’t look like us. They’re not supposed to look like us, and they’re not supposed to have the same lifestyle as we do. Celebrities are supposed to be different from us because if they did look like us, people would go crazy and start complaining about how much it hurts their feelings when someone with another face tells them something at work or school.
Suppose you see your favorite celebrity on TV or in movies. In that case, chances are good that what they are wearing will be expensive (and probably made out of plastic), which means that if you were going out of your way just so you could wear something similar (and maybe even better), well…that sounds pretty expensive too!
Celebrities rivet society, but they aren’t always role models.
You might think of celebrities as role models for your behavior, but they’re not always. It’s true that many famous people have helped others get through hard times and turned their lives around. But other times, celebrities can make you feel inadequate about your choices because of how they live—or what they’ve done in the past. For example:
People see themselves in them and become inspired by them.
As you can see, pop culture significantly influences people’s lives. This is especially true when it comes to drug and alcohol use. Because celebrities are often remembered for their last performance, not their first one, they’re seen as role models who can help people set goals and achieve them.
This is why famous musicians have such an impact on all of us: they inspire us to be better versions of ourselves—better performers, better artists and craftsmen/women (or woman/woman), etcetera—and we take those inspirations back into our own lives every time we listen to their music or watch one of their movies or TV shows! That’s why so many people keep coming back year after year–they want more than just entertainment; they want inspiration!
Celebrities are often remembered for their last performance, not their first one.
Celebrities are often remembered for their last performance, not their first one. This is because stars are famous for being famous, and this fame has a lot to do with their image and lifestyle as well.
People want to know what it’s like to be them—to be a part of that world and experience everything they get to experience daily. It seems like everyone wants something from celebrities: money, fame, or love, but at the end of the day, all we want is just another moment with someone we care about (or maybe even hope will become our friend).
A celebrity’s drug or alcohol use can influence how you feel about your use.
Celebrities can influence how you feel about your use.
They do this because they are role models, and the media has a lot of power in shaping our perceptions of what is “normal” or acceptable behavior for an attractive young person. A celebrity’s drug or alcohol use may also be more likely to cause people to experiment with drugs/alcohol themselves, which could also lead them down an unhealthy path!
Notice that your opponent’s argument is not based on fact. He can only rely on the assumption that pop culture influences people’s beliefs about drugs. Even though he is trying to sound like he knows what he is talking about, his knowledge of addiction comes from his own biases and experiences.
You can easily disagree with him without fighting him:
“I don’t believe that people are influenced by pop culture when it comes to drug or alcohol use.”
This is an excellent response because it does not argue against what he says; rather, it merely expresses a pre-determined opinion, which should be more than enough for an opponent like this.
Again: “I don’t believe that people are influenced by pop culture when it comes to drug or alcohol use.”
This response may not work if you still have the same credibility as before, but in most cases, your credibility will increase with time!
How to answer opposing arguments convincingly***Outline of the post: Background information on how to respond intelligently in a negative argument section: How I’ve won my arguments section: Preparing your mind section: How you respond to hostile questions/comments/insults one-liners resources snopes.com dailymail.co.uk politicsforum.org NYTimes, etc… (you get the idea)
Section: Background information on how to respond intelligently to a negative argumentation 1: Many opposing arguments lack depth and substance. Section 2: They often need to be more specific and clear. Section 3: They contain factual errors. Section 4: Many disagreements happen over trivial details. Section 5: It’s easy for someone with no experience with addiction issues to become defensive. Section 6: When you’re arguing against someone who doesn’t understand addiction, ignorance may seem like good evidence
Section 1: A lot