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Stefanie Fuchs English A2 HL Free Writing Assignment How does media impact on our daily life? Media has dramatically influenced the daily life of human beings in the last fifty years. Modern life is based on the mass media and its consequences. Media involves television broadcasting, advertisement, radio and magazines. In western societies, these factors are constantly relevant and is developing more and more in the developing countries. The following paragraphs will discuss the relevance of media in daily life and the consequences brought with the presence of mass media. Imagine the following scene. It is seven o'clock in the morning. You are walking to the bus stop and sit down on the bench waiting for the bus to arrive. You look to the right and are acquainted with the advertisement of a new car, to the left a poster advertises for the new winter collection of H&M.
American media can be blamed for such situations, because the Americans are not any different to any other human being around the globe. It is the media that has formed their mentality, which is not found a second time in the world in such a manner. The media also has a personal influence on the way an individual acts and presents him/herself. Fashion would be a classical example of such influence. Particularly women form their lives due to such influence. A new fashion collection is presented by a women with the ideal figure. Her body masses are 90, 60, 90. This illustration of the fashion media has often caused physiological illnesses of women, such as eating disorders and the wish to obtain the ideal figure. During the last couple of years, more and more cases of men disorders have been reported on the news.
Whether it is from the advertisement of toys, clothes or computer related products. Already at a very young age, these children are bombarded with thousands of advertisements for products. This can be found on television on a children's program, where publicity introduces one toy after the other to the child watching. This bombardment of products is relevant for all age groups and in many cases has a great impact and influence on the desires an individual has. Even though media is more successful in the influence of younger people, there are enough adults that also fall for the manipulation. In conclusion, the media plays a constant role in our daily life. We are manipulated and influenced in our appearance, beliefs, desires and opinion. The media has formed our physical environment in which advertisement posters decorate our buildings, walls and transportation systems. This of course has changed within the development of mass media and will continue to change in the future. Word Count: 727
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