Unformatted text preview: In places where people are not provided with the luxury of being able to choose their car, or own a car; where they live day-to-day and do not worry about tomorrow until tomorrow, there must be a higher level of personal independence, a higher sense of the genuine individual. I must admit that I am in part jealous of individuals who grow up where commercial and materialistic ideals do not restrict their individuality as nearly as much as it seems to in the United States. However, I believe that every individual holds the power to push past all of the media mumbo-jumbo. To fall into its trap is a decision each person makes. To cease from allowing materialistic ideals to dominate over one’s life is a choice . So really yes – advertising and the media have affected society. But the individual has the power to not allow themself to succumb to deceitful commerm....
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- Spring '08
- Personality Psychology, person, materialistic ideals