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Is media really a bad thing?

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It’s hard to argue that media and technology is not an important factor in our daily lives. It informs us about important events, it shares that cute cat video your grandma wanted you to see so desperately, and it helps our world become more efficient. However, some people think that modern society relies too heavily on technology.

Some people think it’s great and that without it the world would be a less-funny place. Younger people have a positive opinion about technology, they can’t imagine a world without it.

“Our generation relies on technology so much because we have never lived without it. We use it for school and for pleasure, almost everything can be done on your phone now. You can order food, clothes, anything you can imagine you can buy online” explained Madchen Bruce, Clemson University Freshman.

But not everyone feels that way, even if they are younger. Some people think that today’s society focuses too much on technology and what goes on in media.

“Some students will bring issues from online to school, creating a problem and disrupting education. They may create drama or fight but either way they will miss class time and waste people’s time” shared Cale Stryker, sophomore.

We will always feel odd about change and new innovations. We might be scared of machines taking over if we give them power, but we might as well make the best of it and use it to our advantage.

Change makes people uncomfortable, and it travels at a snail’s pace, but slowly as the years pass the youth changes. Change starts will the youth, and that’s us. If we want people to feel different about what we see as acceptable and helpful, we need to give them a reason to feel that way.

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