The Distortion of Success by Mainstream Television

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A person who is posssesed with greed can be identified by asking yourself these few qusetions. Have you ever met a person that would do anything to become wealthy? What about to obtain a certain status? Or even some power? Well, these are the kind of people who are degrading their moral equity just for that so call status or power. The mainstream media outlet's like Vh1 and Bravo have effectively brainwashed our society of young adults into accepting a false, even potentially dangerous definition of success. Today's media want us to believe that having lots of money, living in a big house, and owning all of the latest cars, fashions, and technology is the key to happiness, which ultimately defines greed. The mainstream media, televison to be specific has been very influential in everybodys life; networks like Vh1 and Bravo through reality television repersenting life styles that are not nessarry realistic. The webster dictionary defin's the word greed means an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth. This is the word that is typically used to criticize those who seek excessive material wealth.Greed may even apply to the need to feel more excessively moral, social, or otherwise better than others. Reality television shows like housewives of New York etc; social network such as Instergram are dictated by the media to make you think you are less than those who appera on them. This feel of unworthiness make people without these kind of asperations feel as if they have missed out or not awared it shoud be done a quote from Paula M. Cooley expressed her thoughts. " I confesse at the onset that I have no quick fix or grand plan, and that what I... ... middle of paper ... ...to acquire or possess more than what one needs. From the paragraph on the background of the word readers may see how some religions consider the word to be a sin as well as it five components as to why a person might possess greed.In another paragraph readers see the effects of the media and how they use greed to attract and humiliate people through reality television. Lastly in this essay readers see the society's normality with its obsession to impress others in such a way that they put themselves in a dangerous position when overspending. What this whole essay comes down to is that greed is a psychological problem that people who possess the five components mentioned struggle with. To some extent we all as human possess these traits because we all want power and a certain comfort or to impress, but it's those who go beyond what necessary that being described here.

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