The World Shapes Who We Are, And What We Believe Or Stand For Today 's Society

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How we view the world shapes who we are, and what we believe or stand for in today’s society. This view, or subjective perception, indirectly influences other people’s lives. We tend to pass it on in hopes of having more people support our main idea, and for others to join hands for a cause we believe in. Daniel Gilbert’s “Immune to Reality”, Azar Nafisi’s “Reading Lolita in Tehran”, and Beth Loffreda’s “Losing Matt Shepard” all embody the idea of constant battles in society, and where people are not able to achieve something or the other because of the ways they have been brought up and raised. The visual and print media are vital in today’s advanced form of communication. However, what happens if you are not getting the whole story when…show more content…
Beth Loffreda’s first-hand accounts with a conventional situation like this shows how things get completed for individual benefit. The fact that the idea of him not getting burned was not true didn’t seem to bother any of the individuals of the media. They were so fixated on their notes and were immune to the idea that they could possibly have different stories. The media essentially works together with one another to come up with stories that tailor to other needs, instead of reporting the real issues or problems that should be addressed. This idea goes hand-in-hand with Daniel Gilbert’s ideas. Gilbert discusses how people have a psychological immune system that prevents us from feeling negative towards a situation. He states, “The psychological immune system is a defensive system, and it obeys this same principle. When experiences make us feel sufficiently unhappy, the psychological immune system cooks facts and shift blame in order to offer us a more positive view” (Gilbert, 136). The psychological immune system shields our brains from the negative externalities and helps us keep positive thoughts flowing. This system cooks or formulates facts to provide our minds explanations of what
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