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In today’s society, the mass media has consumed our lives from magazines to movies. As technology continues to grow, mass media expands in a variety of places. The media engages us to connect from mobile to online without being out of touch from important events. Mass media can shape a person’s opinion and even persuade someone to buy something he/she does not need. Notably, television is a primary source of media, which can influence a person positively and negatively. Television has become accessible globally giving useful information, intriguing stories, and capturing real world events. The high exposure to television shapes a person’s view on reality, such as, the images on TV can inspire people in a career field. For example, “Greater quantity of television viewing has been shown to be positively correlated with estimates of doctors, lawyers, and police officers in the real world” (Shrum 2002). For television, it can affect our viewing behavior and social attitudes. The media exaggerates reality in gender roles, the middle class unfairly represented, and a disproportion of demo…