Today's society has been completely brainwashed. Just turn on your TV and take a look for yourself. Whether it's reality tv, commercials, movies, or the news... you are constantly being bombarded by how OTHERS want you to think and feel.
The goal is to manipulate and condition you to their way of thinking, fully comply, not question anything, or think for yourself.
Every time you turn the TV on you are stepping into their alternate reality.
"Buy this product, and you will feel beautiful!"
"Take this pill, and you will feel great!"
"Listen to everything we tell you, don't think for yourself!"
"Eat this and don't question what's in it!"
Pop culture has changed through years and has been hijacked. It has morphed into pushing a self absorbed, thoughtless, and "look at me" society with a lack of a moral compass. Product advertisement has shifted to coincide with this change.
News outlets have shifted to tell people what to think, how to react, when to react, what to forget, what to question, what not to question, and not to think for yourself.
Products decide and push what and who is beautiful, and if you want to be seen as beautiful then you need to buy their products.
Reality TV shows have gotten more and more obscene and tend to glorify the ones that fit this .
This has created an era of pseudo "celebrities". People that fit this mold are lifted and praised and seen as role models when it should be the complete opposite.
TV shows, movies, streaming services, and video games seem to be moving in the direction of desensitizing a connection to reality.
Other times, you are being subliminally bombarded. Everyone knows subliminal messages exist in movies and music (Subliminal Advertising started in 1957) but read the patents listed at the top of this description to see how they use "Flicker Fusion", the flicker rate being emitted by computers, televisions, phones, etc to effect your central nervous system to feel and think a certain way.
It's time to turn the TV off, time to break the cycle, and stop the conditioning.
Question everything fed to you, literally and figuratively.
Seek information, don't wait for the truth to fall into your lap.
A powerful speech from the movie "Network" says it all
"This tube is the Gospel. The ultimate revelation! This tube can make or break Presidents, Popes, Prime Ministers. This tube is the most awesome, god-damn force in the whole godless world. And woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people...
Television is not the truth. Television's a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business. So if you want the Truth, go to God! Go to your gurus. Go to yourselves! Because that's the only place you're ever gonna find any real truth. But, man, you're never gonna get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you wanna hear. We lie like hell. We'll tell you that, uh, Kojak always gets the killer and that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker's house. And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don't worry. Just look at your watch. At the end of the hour, he's gonna win. We'll tell you any s--t you want to hear.
We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion. So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of this sentence I am speaking to you now. Turn them off!!!"