Reflection Paper On Pop Culture

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Pop culture is a culture that is popular in a certain country. It is usually temporary, random, and will change quickly. Pop culture can be the same in connected developed countrie or it can be relegated to one country. Indigenous is the opposite. It is old, it is table, but it can lose its luster because of globalization . Pop culture makes everyone dress the same way, leading to decades known as the 70s, 80s, 90s. These eras are defined by styles of clothing, cars, and music. We will be studying this topic in class because we want to learn about the ways writing and argument strategies cam influence a person’s point of view of pop culture, or pop culture as a whole. Some of the rhetorical strategies that we have been using can be attributed…show more content…
Usually, it is thought that as you mature tend to become less materialistic and focus on the better things in life, such as family, friends, and love. A great example of this is Christmas. Usually, when I was younger, I tended to make a huge list of presents that I wanted Santa to bring me under the Christmas Tree. I couldn’t sleep at all on Christmas Eve night because I was so psyched up about what Santa, and eventually, my parents would get me. As I got older, I started to get less and less antsy and asked for fewer gifts. Now, since I entered high school, I don’t even bother making a list. Instead, I tell my parents maybe one or two things I really want. Sadly, I may have disappointed my younger self. The things I ask for aren’t even toys. I ask for clothes or just a game for Xbox. This is about the way life used to always be like when you grew older; you craved the more important things at Christmas, a break from the pressure of school and the gathering of…show more content…
The sharing of cool gifts people have received spurs on this notion of Keeping Up With The Joneses once again. Keeping Up With The Joneses was a cultural phenomenon in 50s suburban America. Everyone had their little white picket fence and always wanted to be on par with their neighbors. This competition was based on new technology such as refrigerators and televisions. This occurs all the time in today’s age. A lot of teens still have huge Christmas lists and try to stay on par with their friends. I am not exempt from this at all. I still want Xbox games and I still don’t a good night’s rest. This is especially true because new technology, such as the Xbox, is shifting the culture of friend interactions. On the Xbox, and other consoles, there is a feature where you can play with your friends and chat about your respective houses. This encourages friends to get them so they are not missing out on valuable friend time with some of their best friends. This creates the culture of “ If they have it, I must have it,
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