In grammar school, for fun, I wrote little critiques of TV ads after that moment. A few years later, I was hooked on a TV show that broke down consumer products into where the ads are lying; then I noticed politicians lied… I was lucky that I realized this stuff young, although I think this kind of skepticism is supposedly a hallmark of GenX.

In grammar school, for fun, I wrote little critiques of TV ads after that moment. A few years later, I was hooked on a TV show that broke down consumer products into where the ads are lying; then I noticed politicians lied… I was lucky that I realized this stuff young, although I think this kind of skepticism is supposedly a hallmark of GenX.

What’s beneficial about now vs the 1980s : In the 1980s, TV was controlled by only a few major players and it was truly one-way communication. Now there is the potential for some two-way communication with large entities, although it often takes a herculean force of many people coming together. Unfortunately, that makes the role of “influencers” such as :Youtubers, philosophers, thought leaders, etc that much more powerful and ends up consolidating opinions into their various fandoms, so we have to watch amongst ourselves not to be overly influenced by any single set of opinions, I think, at least I try

 

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