The Media Controls How and What We Think?

First, I would like to ask to look deep down inside you and think if there is something you never realise like you are under the spell.

Personally, the first thing comes in my mind is i quiet don’t agree with that statement that the media controls how and what we think.

Most of us must have been watching or consume the mass media in our daily life.

I bet you guys can easily notice when there is a hot news about our favourite celebrity dating an unknown girl that can make us “go banana” and we tend to believe it. We don’t realise that many of our views, cultures, and opinions are based on what the mass media injects the people without realising that they are being influenced.

Media is always can persuade us because according to many people they are considered to be the ones who have the information. Of course this is not an easy thing to distinguish between the facts and the fake informations, people just blindly follow them without concern.

Trust me, even an educated person also consumes media!

They might consider themselves that they are not influenced by the media, but they also see what is going on in the world by watching news.

people has concerns if we are talking about mass media, there are so many critics and views. There are so many researches particularly looking for the influences and what makes society to a youngster and children because they are still learning.

In case when we watch violent content in mass media makes us violent? does it directly influence our society after watching it?

We can imagine when we spend our time watching “300” movie and after that will you begin to slay people around you or break some stuffs and yell “ THIS IS SPARTA!!!!”

For some people it might be happened as the kids and young teenagers are a fast learners and they copy everything they considered cool and acceptable in their peers.

Well, I have friends who like violent and adult movies, they spent their time watching those kinds of movies but they are still normal because they prefer thriller or horror over other genres. DO they do violent things in their life? They don’t. People are not fully consumes media to be influenced, but they want to be entertained and they prefer to watch it so it can prevent them from doing such behaviour for their pleasure.

I prefer, Media does control but on some level. Mass Media desires to control your thoughts, it seems real but it is not reality

When You Find Out Your Friends Cheating During Exams , Should I Report It ???

We have the most common situation in education and moral,  CHEATING ,  for everyone who thinks cheating is bad, raise your hand ?

how if i tell you that you saw your friend is  cheating, or

YOUR BEST FRIEND cheats on the important test

Let me tell you , well its just a guess

maybe some of you will think…

“Depending on how bad the cheating was, I would probably just not say anything and then ask them about it after class”

or some of you will  do nothing and focus on your work and say “I am not jealous because if a student has to cheat, they are no better than me. maybe you will let them because you’re afraid you will cause them  expulsion and you don’t want to ruin a person’s life.”

“I would feel very uncomfortable, and try to better cover my answers maybe I am upset but would probably not tell the proctor or lecturer. I dislike them for cheating but at the same time wish I could be doing it too.  I act based on my decision.”

“Haha screw it , I will report it. I would be frustrated that the proctors did not notice, but would try to focus back to my own exam.”

This situation, is most people face , especially students , it is common dilemma but it is morally challenging

why ?

There are a lot of issues involved here: integrity, jealousy, friendship, experienced by the reporter itself. Ultimately  the decision rests not so much on the culture of the person. you have choices, If you value the friendship with the cheater, you would not report. If you worry about the possible hatred that you would create between the cheater and yourself.

If this is an important competition and you want to win it so bad, you would report. If you value integrity, you would report. The teachers /professors perceptions of who did well may still be influenced by who did how well or the highest scores. If a student that the professor expects to score low (based on their in-class participation) instead cheats and scores high, the professor may decide that the exam was easier than he originally thought, and value your honestly earned mark less.

In the long term, if cheating is rampant in your school, this will soon become known. The value of your degree will drop even if you didn’t cheat, because how can I know you didn’t get your degree by being one of the infamous cheaters, and managing to avoid getting caught?

But then there is also the ethical aspect. Cheating is bad, you are expected to not cheat and report cheaters by the instructor and school administration, and you probably even signed agreements and made honor pledges to this effect.

So, it would be dishonest for you not to report it, not reporting isn’t even a valid choice, it would be contradicting your ethical obligations. In practice, you will never “get caught” and be punished for failing to report cheating – but whether you get caught is immaterial to ethics.

So, speaking in terms of your credentials in school and beyond, there is absolutely no reason not to report it, and strong reasons against not reporting. It would be extremely unusual for a lecture to somehow punish you for reporting.

That will create a new story, like it or not, the people who you reported will turn againts you. They will tell their friends to hate you for it. If they are popular,you’re automatically become an outcast and that makes people will bully you. Not all your classmates may have the same concept of integrity, and some may hate you for “siding with the establishment and betraying your comrades” (as they see it).

Your classmates may one day end up being your colleagues. in your workplace, when your coworker cheats by doing corruption, or lie about reports to your boss for their own goals . you know the consequence that will be a breakdown of your company, and yes once your company bankrupt you’re automatically  If you get a reputation as a “rat” , and cannot be relied on to have his friends’ back (even though the cheaters are probably not your friends, but maybe your friends united to get the good grades it may become difficult for you to be seen as trustworthy.

But the point is that following a rule is not automatically a just action. It is hard to definitively say what is just and what is unjust, so a lack of skepticism towards even apparently just rules is taken by some as evidence of inability to reject rules even when they are unjust, and generally lack of critical thinking ability.

To answer your question, back and you must ask yourself

Depends. You must further ask, which do you value more: Your reputation among your peers, or your formal academic credentials?

but the most important thing is other you’re yourself or you are that friend,  because it  starts from you. Now I want you all to repeat repeat this sentence after me

start,

I PROMISE I WOULD NOT CHEAT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE