Hate that I don’t hate you at all

Media is so controversial. There are so many people saying media is bad and that it’s a terrible influence, (especially on younger people). Older people sometimes make us feel bad for using media so much by saying things such as, “You’re always on that damn phone” or “It’s because you’re on your phone so much”. Growing up, many of my friends were limited by their parents to how much TV they could watch and when exactly they could watch it. I mean, to an extent, I agree that kids should go outside and play and actually interact with the earth but nowadays that’s just not how things are anymore. I think it’s important to have a balance between the two. Yes, media can have malicious sides to it, and yes, it can leave negative impacts on people, but for others, (who learn how to use it correctly), media can be amazing. Media has taught me so much over the past ten years and I’ve grown and adapted my life to fit media into it, but thats not necessarily a bad thing. I use media to connect with my family, friends, school and work. Media used in the right way can push you to go so far. It allows you to create connections that can lead you to great opportunities in life. I don’t hate media at all. Has it made me feel shit at times? Yes. But so many things have been normalized now and people are all about embracing each detail, that you feel there’s almost nothing to be ashamed of anymore. I think that media is wonderful. There’s so much to explore in the media world and its beyond interesting. Anyways, sorry this mini-rant was all over the place, hope it was somewhat understandable.

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Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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