to love or not to love

Media nowadays is either seen in most cases as a levianthan power that will ruin your life and if you use it too much, you will slowly see yourself fade away from society( For me i dont believe that is the case). Or as a woundeful tool of communication and entratainement

You see, I love my media as much as I hate it. I love it because I can talk with my family and friends back home whenever I want. I love it because it helps me stay updated on what is going on in the world nowadays. I love it because it allows me to write this by simply pressing on bottons. I love it because after a hard day of work or just a tyring day I can turn on my media and just leave for a couple of hours. Media allows us to stay connected and maintain links.

But I also hate it. Not because I spend too much time on it or because it affects my health, but it shows you too much of the world. That might be through picutures of the carabien, or through some 20 year olds vlog in kenya. It makes it less impressive because in some shape or form we have alredy experienced part of it while sitting in our couches home. That is my problem with the media. It takes away from reality, giving us a premautre version of realitythat isn’t as fulfilling, if that makes any sense. It is hard to let your imagination flow when you know too much.

I think the media is like anything else in this world, too much of it and you will drown, too little of it and you will die of thirst.
STUDENT NUMBER: 13618520

Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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