Popular Culture

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”                        

Albert Einstein

       One thing that irritates me is pop culture. An actor or singer gets famous and everybody does what they do. That’s a bright idea, because a lot of them live off alcohol and end up dying on their bathroom floor from overdosing on drugs. You can decide this for yourself, but I don’t really think that is a good role model. Another thing I think is funny is when I see an inspirational quote from somebody like Marilyn Monroe; hmm, not the greatest role model either. It’s scary to me to see what pop-culture covers-video games, fashion, attitudes, and movies. The scary one is attitudes.   Right now, it seems like there is more disrespect toward authorities, like policemen; if anybody gets hurt it’s the officers fault. How about video games? We have games like Call of Duty and Halo, where you shoot people up. I think that could be some of the problem with guns and shootings in school. When you shoot somebody in a computer game they get regenerated, not in real life. I think there needs to be more education involving that type of thing. Smoking used to be a very popular thing, but now more people are learning the side effects of it, and now there is less people doing it. Just because everybody is doing it, doesn’t make it healthy, ethical or right.  What happened when people decided in the 60’s and 70’s to do stuff like smoke pot and have free love? HIV and AIDS. One of the most terrifying sicknesses came out of something that people claimed was okay.

        So, in closing-don’t do it because pop culture told you to.

Colton

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