The main concern that has developed inside me for the upcoming generation and mine is how traditional media and social media have been focusing heavily on reality stars and delinquent behaviour. Firstly, I want to emphasise that this is a personal opinion and only something I am heavily concerned about. Nevertheless, when I used to read articles, posts, and just in general news on traditional media outlets, it became apparent that we are currently focusing on excessive radical and delinquency behaviour. As a result, I have felt uneased about the future because we are now allowing individuals with severe disorders to influence our psyche, such as sociopaths, psychopaths, megalomaniacs, narcists, etc.
The article I read was on a pop site, which mainly focuses on this type of news, but we all know that these sites today are getting more clicks and views than ever before. Due to the attention these sites are receiving, I warn about digesting this content because of the false information. For example, some weeks ago, I read an article about young adults having a list of the number of individuals they have slept with. Additionally, the majority of these adults went to an extreme through objectifying the individuals. Modern society has been attempting to reduce objectification of other individuals and misogynistic, racial, and other reductive attitudes. However, the agenda to reduce such attitudes and behaviours will be unsuccessful if we do not hold our media outlets accountable for their content.
To be honest, my main concern is how these specific individuals were labelling men and ridiculing their health. To elaborate, most of these individuals portrayed men as delinquents and meant most of them deserved such treatment. As an individual who is heavily concerned about men’s health in the current society, and can see the ramification of such behaviours through the growth of the red pill movement, MGTOW, and the extreme right. Also, I acknowledge that women have been facing these issues for years, decades, and even centuries, which is injustice. On the other side, if we desire a more conscious and responsible society, we cannot exhibit the same behaviours we attempt to relinquish. As mentioned, there are negative consequences of ridiculing men’s health and general mental health.
The solution is not something I have currently, but I suggest that we as individuals become more conscious about our media usage. As an individual who choose a field that focuses on the psyche, mind, and unconscious, I am more concerned about our direction.