Opinion on social influences Essay

This essay has a total of 320 words and 2 pages.

opinion on social influences

A social influence that I believe to be particularly prevalent to our society today is the
use of commercial advertising in television. Commercials affect a person more than they
realize. Most thirty minute television shows are really only about half the length due to
the number of commercial shown during them.

Many commercials have hidden messages in them that can lure you into doing something or
buying something that you may not have voluntarily. And with having roughly half of your
favorite program being commercials you are constantly being lured by one product or
another.

An example of how commercial advertising in television has affected me was when I was
watching The OC, my favorite television show. I had missed the show at its original time
due to work, so I had it taped. I had free time on the following Saturday afternoon to
watch it, so I slipped it into the VCR, not hungry or thirsty because I had just eaten
lunch a couple hours earlier. During one of the commercial breaks in the show a Mc
Donald's commercial came on and then next thing I know, my car keys are in my hand and I
am walking out of the door. I didn't think anything of it at the time, not until I was in
my car and had started to drive did I think about why I was going there at 3:30 in the
afternoon. But since I was already in the car and Mc Donald's really did sound good to me
then, I went anyway.

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