Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on Teenagers

1138 WordsOct 8, 19995 Pages
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on Teenagers In today's society the teenager has had more rights than ever before, along with these rights comes responsibility, independence and good judgment. All of those mentioned have been destroyed in many teenagers lives by these "Rock Stars". The modern teenager is exposed to many different things that may affect their lives as they choose to live it, non quite as strong of a force than the effect of music, it is the teens outlet to expression, rebellion and popularity all of which are very important to the average teenager, but often in cases the teen who is trying to conform becomes subject to the "Rock Star's" manipulation, and that is when obsession kicks in. Then not only is…show more content…
They are the ultimate rebellion, every thing that we have been taught to hate that is what they are. Their lead singer "The Reverend Mr. Manson" was quoted in saying "I do not believe in Satan, I just think it is the ultimate form of Power Corrupts is evident in not only the teens perspective, but the "rock stars" too. The "rock star" first begins a path to fame by having a trail of followers, then more begin to appear and more than more. So the "rock star" begins to acquire an ego and begins an unconscious battle between every other popular music figure, "If I have this many followers I can make up anything and they will believe it, by doing that I will steal fans from that other band" and after that point begins a vicious circle of up-staging between probably the most powerful people in the lives of all teenagers, which can be extremely disastrous. By that time the power has already corrupted the teenagers mind because they will say things like "they are powerful I will believe what they say". This is how Power Corruption is involved in the subject at hand. The Appearance Vs. Reality factor is enormous in the manipulation of teenagers minds from music. These teenagers have never met spoken to or ever made facial expressions with these "rock stars" so why do they believe, read in to and base their lives around what the "rock stars" are saying, this is

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