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Has the media caused an egocentric approach to life?

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Started: 6/13/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I believe that the media is portraying younger generations as egocentric, even though not all teenagers are.


What I believe you are arguing is that the media has made a significant enough change to the audience to be egocentric?
Debate Round No. 1


Here are my points:

The media has played a role in portraying humans as selfish, publicising the selfishness of individuals and not focusing on the good

The generation gap between old and young generations isn"t as wide as the Media shows


Ok well if that"s what you"re arguing then i"m assuming you meant to click say you are pro. But anyways. This resolution of course is not saying that there is no such portrayal in the media, but if there is enough to say that it is significant enough to change the minds of individuals to be egocentric. The resolution is if the media has caused the populace to live egocentrically, and to that my opponent has the burden of proof because he is trying to prove that something, being the change of minds in individuals, exists and is done so by the media. Now, even if the media portrays all the egocentricness possible, that does not necessarily mean that it has the changed the minds of people to live such a way. Also, if you are saying that the media doesn't focus on the good then you must know how much of good is shown and how much of the bad, and I would like to see that evidence. Again, the burden of proof lies with you and I don't have much of a case to argue against.
Debate Round No. 2


Fair enough,

Here's another point of query that you might be interested in. Where is the line drawn between egocentrism and bolstering one's self-esteem? Due to the media's portrayal of egocentrism parents have become nervous in thier parents
E.g. is dressing a little kid in clothes which say 'obey' or 'princess' will develop into egocentrism?
A school in America taught a bunch of preschoolers, a song, 'I am special I am special look at me!'
is this egocentrism in it's early developmental stages?


I wouldn"t say that dressing up children in those specific types of clothes are due to become egocentric because I don"t think when someone wears for example "obey" that they think of it as obey, but just something that looks good, at least that is what I thought. I don"t know where the line is drawn, but it shouldn"t matter because my opponent has not provided any arguments and my points still stand.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SJM 4 months ago
Well ok.....
Posted by whiteflame 4 months ago
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Posted by whiteflame 4 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I believe it was close on every aspect except the arguments. Pro provided more information and gave examples of why Con was wrong.