The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In today’s world media is a big open book. If you share it, someone is going to see it. So why do celebrities get so upset with the “media” when their picture ends up in the news? After all isn’t it their job to be seen?  Many people would say that celebrities are just like you and me. Yes, they are people but they live a very different life than the average person.  For example, I could go to the grocery store and no one would care, but let’s say Kim K (Kim Kardashian) goes then people are interested in whether she bought apples or bananas.  Most celebrities love the attention from the press; if, it is what they want to be seen.  The press can be very invasive at times and can cause a negative commotion in celebrity’s lives.   I am a big believer in if you don’t want it to be seen then don’t do it.  If celebrities want to have more control over the negative media then they need to conceal their bad behavior, better yet give the press positive things to talk about.

Is Music Isolating Us?

I feel that personal music players distance us from others. There is a meme trending on the internet that says, “If I have my headphones in don’t talk to me.” Personal music players like iPods, mp3’s and smartphones have made people more anti-social.  All you have to do is put on your headphones and you can ignore people in a way that is socially accepted. I am guilty of using my headphones in this way. However, there is a positive side to using headphones at college.  Recently, I was in the math lab and the noise around me was so distracting that I had to put my headphones in playing classical music. It helped me to concentrate on my math quiz. Portable music players and headphones have made it easier for us to have music with us, but with that, it has somewhat isolated us from the people around us.