Why media saved my family

In this globalized world we live in it is often easy to loss sight of our priorities. We tend to get sucked in the new hustle culture. Were taking time for the things and people we love is seen as a weakness. However, in the last few months I have learned what it is to loss one of the most important things. Sometimes as a student we are so overwhelmed with books, friends, partying, videos and assignments that we practically have no time to think about our own personal needs. In other words we spend so much time doing “things” that we forget to stop and appreciate the world around us and be grateful for the new relationships with friends we have made. But also we tend to forget about the people that were there from day one… FAMILY… As a foreign student I felt homesickness for the first time and let me tell you it sucks. However, I have never had a better relationship with my family because of distance. Of course if it wasn’t for media I would not be able to contact my family, friends and my partner all over the world. Media gave me the opportunity to put perspective in my life. I was able to cherish deep conversations with my parents and keeping in contact with family members that I haven’t seen in years. I understand that medias have caused us to be a bit more antisocial in some circumstances but in others they have saved families from distance. – Caroline Astier 13731734

Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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