Have you ever thought about what type of influence the media has on your on behavior subconsciously? This is a question that I think a lot about,…

Have you ever thought about what type of influence the media has on your on behavior subconsciously? This is a question that I think a lot about, especially when it comes to today’s teens. I believe reality television has been the most detrimental invention to society. Many people do not know how to make the distinction between what is nonfiction or reality. You may look at that statement and say there’s no difference. However, I believe there is. According to Webster’s dictionary, reality is the quality or state of being real, and nonfiction is something that is not invented by the imagination. Reality television does use “real people” who have not been formally trained as actors/actresses; however, the works performed by these individuals are not nonfiction. Some of the scenes are scripted or have been influenced by the production team. Drama tends to sell and that seems to be the trend for the majority of reality shows, from Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Real Housewives of Wherever, to so many more.


– Dyanne