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Unformatted text preview: Eyes Open After a long day at school many return home only to plop on the couch and turn on their favorite TV show, completely blinded by any consequences this may have. Television is used as enjoyment for many; however, there are countless numbers of people who are unaware of the strong influential factor it holds over them. Television has not just simply been a leisure activity for me; it has greatly affected my self-image, the way in which I deal with my personal relationships, and how I go about my day-to-day struggles. From the way women are depicted to be helpless in movies, to the false impressions about love and relationships, technology has manipulated the way I see the world and has sped up my time line drastically. Because of technology my eyes have been opened slightly too early. When I was growing up I did not understand what was looking back at me in the mirror. I could stare at a mirror for hours on end trying to figure out what I was trying to make of my life. I had even pulled a stool to a mirror and sat there from sunrise to sundown. I was looking for an explanation on why I wasnt the image of the picture girl I had always idealized. I was so caught up in myself that deciding between a white and a purple t-shirt in the mornings was becoming nearly impossible. I began to question every single decision I made down to those involving if I should use a pen or a pencil when writing in school. I had become so insecure because I had sheltered myself from the world. There was a wall up between reality and me. I hadnt experienced as much as I had wanted to, and television seemed like the perfect answer. I was eager to see what I would be doing when I was a 16-year-old, hormonal, teenager in high school. eager to see what I would be doing when I was a 16-year-old, hormonal, teenager in high school....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '06