posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 10:05 AM
I'm remembering back to a time when I had all sorts of stereotypes about different kinds of people and how they acted from shows that which I watched
on television. When I actually talked to people I found out that people are much different than television would like you to think. People in real
life aren't as violent as they are in television. Most people know this. However, like, television still does make people really scared of other
people. At least to me, I was scared to talk to girls for a while, because, I bought into the television stereotype that said that they were
sex-objects. Right at this moment I have an equal amount of friends who are girls as friends who are guys. It's just that television seems to
stereotype a lot of people. Like they'll stereotype gamers as people who are know-it-alls, and, girls as popular preppy people who no one can stand.
And there was a time when I failed to realize that what happens on television doesn't happen in real life. I wasn't afraid like I would get into
fights with other people, but, like, the idea was always there that I could. I found out that people were actually a lot nicer than television would
make you believe.
That brings me to my question. Do you think television can destroy someone's life? Like if they didn't know that the television world was just
some fantasy world created by a bunch of actors and actresses and writers that they would not be able to live in the world? That they would think
that women are sex-objects and that violence is a common occurrence in our every day life even when it isn't?