I believe that taking media life can open your eyes – pun intended – to all of the media that we consume on a regular basis. Before taking this course, I was so unaware of how much media controlled my life. Now – I find myself searching for what is real and taking advantage of the moments in my life that do not involve media. While media isn’t something to necessarily fear, I believe that we should be aware of it. If we are not aware of media, we can often lose sight of what is real and become extremely immersed in technology. While I LOVE my media and would not be able to communicate with my loved ones without it, I feel that many people spend too much time using media to isolate themselves from the “real” world. By taking this class – I feel that we are all fortunate enough to learn not only a lesson on media – but a lesson on realizing what actually matters in life. You can watch the Notebook 100 times but it will never be as gratifying as falling in love yourself.