Now the “news” story was more specifically talking about violent video games. Though it also made mention to violence in all modern media (TV, movies, and music). The news story was talking about a group or whatever who is collecting/destroying violent media in return for gift cards. (Which I also think is stupid because I doubt it is changing anyones mind who plays violent video games to stop. It just gives them no longer wanted video games which just pile up in landfills or otherwise pollute our earth.)
I personally agree that our generation and those below us and to come are and will be more desensitized in part because of these things. Though I don’t believe violent media causes violence.
Most people who snap have either mental problems or family issues and issues in real life or a combination of the following. I myself was raised in what I would say is a good house hold with good parents and got a good education all of which I think made me the person I am today. The media I saw doesn’t have that deep of an impact on me to effect my morals. I treat others the way I would want to be treated. I know I don’t want to hurt especially physically so therefore I wouldn’t do it to others. I know it is wrong to hurt others so I don’t do it. Simple as that haha.
Also just wanted to add even though violent media doesn’t make me violent it does tend to make me paranoid. Which I think is the more common reaction of people. Mostly when you hear all the horrible things on the news it makes it sound like everyone in the world either wants to rob you, rape you, hurt you, kill you etc. It makes us lose trust in humanity. Though in reality the percentage of the people doing these bad things to the percentage of people in the world is low.
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