Pop Culture Essay

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Just Google It Is pop culture actually good for you? Have you ever been in a situation where the adults in the room are shaking their heads at the things young people discuss? We can all relate to our own parents sharing stories and life lessons of “when I was a kid.” Television has an enormous impact on young people and often at times it may seem like their options to engage in an educational program are non-existent. Has the access and usage of social media overcome us to the extent that we no longer interact face-to-face? Some might think that popular culture is associated with poor education or even lower class, as opposed to higher education with the upper class. Although there are many who would defend the argument that pop culture…show more content…
society in a mocking and sometimes intolerant way” (305). It isn’t always about being kind and saying the right things. Often we learn from our mistakes and can only improve when we see wrongdoing. As much as I personally strive to be kind to people of all races, religion, backgrounds, etc, I am just as guilty as the next when it comes to being uninformed about others beliefs. Self-improvement comes in all forms, even learning right from wrong through an annoying talking dog. Should parents really worry more about what their adolescent children learn from a sitcom than that of verbal abuse heard during a presidential election? Granted, “sometimes the creators (Seth MacFarlane) do seem to cross…the line of indecency” (308), however, it is also the sheer responsibility of the viewer to interpret and establish their own level of…show more content…
Some may feel that what today’s students are reading about isn’t “educational enough” and that being politically correct is most important. However, I would argue that a student “who writes a sharply argued, sociologically acute analysis of an issue of Source over the student who writes a lifeless explication of Hamlet” (Graff, Gerald. Author, “Hidden Intellectualism” 386) offers much more interesting content. I firmly believe that engaging our youth with the desire to read is most important, as long as they are reading, whether it be comic books and Twitter blogs, or
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