Has Entertainment Taken Over Society?
Entertainment has provided society with an escape from reality, which at times may be very stressful and chaotic. Fast entertainment is the center of everyone's day, maybe its music, television, internet, or your cell phone. We are all seeking and craving entertainment all throughout the day. Entertainment today has become a skyrocket business. Mostly everything in our lives has something to do with entertainment. Certain forms of entertainment have overtaken the lives of society as a whole and it seems all morality has been lost and sucked into this world of entertainment. The question I have been asking myself is, has entertainment taken over society? A lot of people think entertainment is not harming too society in any way, but I have many reasons why I think society could be better if we didn’t rely so much on entertainment. As Craig Watkins writes in the essay, fast entertainment and multitasking in an always-on world, “like fast food, fast entertainment is easy to get, all around us, and typically cheap, but not always good for you.” (Watkins 143) Entertainment, especially things like social media, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, definitely have the capacity to somewhat ruin society. People, especially teens, spend far too much time on the computer and other electronic devices. We spend upon hours scrolling through social media networks, downloading music, emailing, playing games, and many other things, we don’t realize what is even around us anymore. Our eyes are so drawn into our phones, or computers, we barely even socialize with each other anymore. When walking around at the mall, work, or at a college campus, every person has a cell phone out texting, playing a game, or on social media sites, instead of paying attention to the world around them. Cell phones are not just a privilege in people’s lives anymore but have become a necessity in order for people to function on a daily basis. Cell phones have many...
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