There is no one who said it better than the "Material Girl" herself, Madonna, because truthfully we are living in a material world. People worship their items, appearance, trends, how people view them,and the lifestyles of those they don't even know more than actual human beings. In the past few decades the concepts of being yourself and not caring what the world has to say of 1970's has slowly dissipated into a world where everyone cares about every little detail. The people of today's world are so enthralled in the culture that it comes into question on whether we have lost our humanity living in this world filled with vanity,greed, and even deceit.Is there hope for change and realizations that the material and pop culture mindset is ruining society and the values & morals of the youth.
The use of social media has drastically altered the type of social standards and how they have displayed in America from the 1970s and the 2010s. The alteration of what defines the social standards is the most important focus of youth and how they portray themselves in an online setting.
While researching and conducting interviews, we learned that teens will go to extreme lengths to fit in to the social construct that society has given them. Furthermore, we discovered that teens are becoming more superficial and unrealistic when they portray their life on social media.The youth of America use aspects of modern culture and tools like photoshop, fad diets, fashion, and celebrity influences to achieve and use as examples of forming this false reality.
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