Killer Media~or not?
In this day and age the media, (music, TV shows, movies, magazines.....) show people how to live life. From childhood until adulthood, the media has us covered. We may not know it, but we are being told what to do, think, and say by the media.
You may ask some simple questions about this statement, such as:
"How is this possible?"
"How can we change this? "
I will answer one question at a time.
1) Q. How is this possible?
A. We, the people, subject ourselves to a lot of television and music. These are two things almost nobody can escape from. Everyone watches TV. Everyone listens to music. Everyone does these things everyday. Almost everything the media puts into those shows and songs are not clean for the mind and soul.
You watch and listen to things that tell you how to dress, behave, take care of your body and self......the list goes on....and on.....and on......and so forth.
How do we stop being fed by the media?
Well, there is an alternative!
Now we venture to question 2 (drum roll please!)
2) Q. How can we change this?
A. Just this, go jump of a large bridge! Run across the US barefoot singing "KILLER MEDIA! SAVE YOURSELF!" Sing the national anthem backwards while burping the alphabet from the top of the Empire State Building! MAKE YOUR POINT! You'll get America's attention! You'll see.
NO! STOP! WAIT! I was just kidding, come sit back down. There's more.
Okay, so we have observed one smart, yet expensive way to stop this media problem. Let's venture another, shall we?
How about simply change your media resources? Changing your CD collection from Brittany Spears and Backstreet Boys to singers and bands like Jars of Clay, Nichole Nordeman, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave, Starfield.......whom dedicate their lives to providing uplifting music. They sing about Christian meanings and/or the deeper meanings of life. They sound just as good. You can find just about ANY style of music in this form. There are even Christian bands and singers whom have put out entire CDs about God without once saying anything about God! Like they don't mention his name or anything. They just get to the point! I like that kind of music, strait to the point.
Read movie reviews before watching them. A good place to visit is http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/ They have a thing called "MORAL RATING" that does just that, rates the morals.
Also, cut down on TV altogether. Cut down a little at a time. Keep yourself busy with other things. You can still watch TV, just not as much. Then that way you cut down on the amount of media you see. (Disney and Nick are terrible. They are bad media loaded.)
So, you see, the world could be a better place without the bad media, BUT that's not happening today, so we'll just start with one at a time.