So why do we, as a society focus so much on pop culture and not upon pressing issues?
What Girls Said 2
Pop culture is dramatic and exciting. Pressing issues are harder to understand and don't come in pretty packages.1
What Guys Said 4
It is funny there was a question last night about this current generation and I was saying when I grew up kids would have been more aware of current affairs - I think it is the internet whether it is a bad thing or not but I would have been out all day with my friends all day with my friends in the 1970s and 1980s and come the evening time would have chilled in the family room in front of only TV in the house which my parents controlled so I would see the news every night plus a current affarirs programme maybe 3 times a week. Today kids are off watching their own TV or online with friends with no interest for current affairs.0
I don't know but I prefer current affairs to who had a boob enlargement or who killed who in some crappy tv drama. And lets be honest, it's more relevant and important, the life of a pop star or fictional soap opera compared to the tensions between various countries, and politicians making decisions that affect us all.0
People don't like problems and sad/negative things. Also it is whatever sells from the media standpoint.0
most people are dim. not to be judgmental, but most don't think deeply.0
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