I now realize that media has essentially shaped my life. This includes my relationships, my work, my hobbies, interests, my studies (of course!) and many more. For example: I met my current boyfriend through media and we fell in love because we both share a profound love for certain media.
I grew up with strict caretakers. I wasn’t allowed to play outside with the other kids and live a life without media. I’ve always preoccupied myself with all sorts of game consoles, computers, tablets and smartphones ever since I was a mere child. Media has made me who I am now, and I wouldn’t be the same person without it. I would, without a doubt, be a completely different person if that were the case.
I used to think very black and white when it comes to (social) media, but Mark Deuze really pushed me to think further than that. Media is not necessarily a good or bad thing; it is just the way it is and it’s up to me to convey meaning it it.
To be part of this world where we live in media is such a fascinating thing. I’m grateful that I get to experience this life.
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