Tweet Oct 5, Reality TV has long been the bastard child of the television industry. The general animus in the public spirit and the media even the entertainment media is that reality TV would somehow cause every museum to go bankrupt, every opera to close its curtains for good, and every breathing American to start desperately launching into fisticuffs like they were trying to be cast on some sort of exploitative documentary program.
Next Dumbing down music - please read? A colleague of mine sent me a link to some very interesting articles link below about the appalling 'dumbing-down' of society. I think we see increasing evidence of this dumbing down in this section of Y! Jock-strap Grobag and the manufactures of worthless, cynical muzak such as Yawnee, Yiruma and Claptrap Burpwell and the general hysteria over 'celebrities' I might be an old fart and I don't carebut I genuinely fear for many of the standards I hold dear.
I have seen them eroded over the last Reality television dumbs down america essay years particularly and wonder what we might have left in another ten years. Some of this horror is perpetrated under the evil banners of 'Political Correctness' what a terrible blight on humanity THAT is and 'inclusiveness' and I wonder what my fellow classical music lovers think about this 'dumbing down' of society, a microcosm of which we see in here every day.
Link to the articles: At first I was aghast at your ignorance. Then I realised you are just a sad product of the very process of which I am complaining: Read my question and the articles properly!
Otherwise we will regress into a mass of grunts and points whence we came. Here your ignorance shines like a beacon. There has always been a popular culture of music running alongside 'classical' or 'art' music.
You didn't read or understand the articles, did you? Thank you, John W for showing us how the other half Some responders seem to to be labouring underthe misconception that I am railing against music that is not 'classical'.
When did I say that?
You are making dangerous assumptions. I love many kinds of music as well as classical, including jazz, rock especially prog rockgood pop and film I love many kinds of music as well as classical, including jazz, rock especially prog rockgood pop and film music.
I was very disappointed in your response. You suggest that we should allow people to continue to make mistakes without correcting them just because they are young. So, who will teach these people the error of their ways?
As petr b has pointed out, many schools are too worried about 'offending' As petr b has pointed out, many schools are too worried about 'offending' or 'depressing' their students to actually TEACH them anything.
The children's parents are probably as ignorant as they are ignorance breeds ignorance and are probably abdicating their responsibilities to the schools anyway. It is when people are young that they need to be taught the good lessons in life that they will take forward for the future. The notion of just sitting back and letting things go on as they are is not only anathema to me, it is criminal.
Such in actions contributed to the rise of the Nazis in the s and the evil atrocities they perpetrated. Heart failure is not on the cards. To MusicMan Thank you for your response.
You have just proved the point I was making to tzddean.
You were not taught how to do things properly so you did them wrongly for a long time. We have a DUTY to educate and inform when we can or we are neglecting our roles as decent human beings by not doing so.
If we don't, the rot simply continues to eat into the fabric of our dumbed-down society.Children's Comprehension of Television Messages The literature surveyed so far regarding children's attention to television has relied on observation of visual attention by the child viewers.
Measures of visual attention alone do not provide an indication of what aspects of the message children are extracting from the television screen.
Sep 28, · This election cycle reflects the harsh reality that the dumbing down of America may have passed the point of no return. Anti-intellectualism and denial of reason permeate our society.
Jun 02, · College is a great place to learn and have fun. But let’s not kid ourselves, some degrees are as useless as the plot in a Michael Bay film.
In reality, it is a pep rally is set up by the school administration to turn mere boys, many that cannot adequately write and or add numbers, into gods. The event . Intro duction.
Thomas Kuhn coined the modern definition of the word “paradigm” in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in A paradigm, according to Kuhn's definition, is a conceptual model that explains a set of scientific observations, which creates a framework to fit the observations.
There are many critics willing to tell you that reality television is contributing to the "dumbing down" of America.
Well, Coronation Street has been on the air for years but it doesn't appear to have taught viewers anything educational.