Media is something that I guess personally I have had a tough time with. I have always loved movies, since I was young, and music, so in that sense, I love media, and it’s part of who I am. Listening to music, writing my own songs and movie scripts, going to the cinema, etc. But on the other hand, I wish I had had more time without it. Media not only has had positive effects on me, enabling me to express myself and be who I am, but it has also made me unsure about some things, such as my preferences in some things, or even who I am in general. Expectations in social media can have a really big impact on anyone, but especially teenagers who are growing, and learning about themselves. That’s why maybe, if media wasn’t as involved in our lives as it is, and has been for the past years, it would have been easier to learn about oneself without being impacted by social media, or media in general. But I still do love media, to a certain extent. So, in the end, like I said at the beginning of this post, I don’t really know how I feel about media, I guess we have a complicated relationship ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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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