Introduction to Popular Culture Studies


Posted by adusheck on February 20, 2017

In today’s society we are so self-centered which we see/hear about all the time on social media, especially in this past year with the election. A big argument was made that many people who didn’t like President Trump, did not like him because he was truthful and that people now days are soft and cannot handle the truth because they only want the truth to be what they want it to be/ want to hear and so that’s what we as a society conform to as we are “scared” to hurt someone else’s feelings even when it is completely ridiculous that something so minuscule could in fact hurt someone’s feelings. Although this may seem off topic, I liked the passage about appraisal because I felt that it really related back to being a less self-centered society and actually taking the time to value something, especially the opinion of others and the value of older items. I really liked the example the book used about taking the price tag off of something because it is something that I grew up doing and feel that most people do without thinking about. We do this not only when we buy a cheap last minute gift but even when we buy someone a pricey gift we do not want them to physically see the price tag regardless of the fact that there is a good chance that they know how much it is because they have probably looked into buying it for themselves otherwise we wouldn’t be getting it for them as a gift. I think that this shows that we aren’t all bad because when giving someone something small or large we want them to enjoy it because we gave it to them which should give it whatever it is its value rather than the price.


One Response to “Apraisal”

  1. kaufmansw said

    I really agree with your stance on the Trump remarks. This way our society is moving kind of bothers me in some ways and in others I’m glad. But as you stated in your post, it’s not all about me, it should be about what’s best for us. It’s important to step back and gain some perspective sometimes.

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