Pop culture does have influence on how we think, and I think it's important to reflect on what we read and watch. It influences us, but it isn't the only reason we act the way we do.
I came across a very interesting comic on Rage Collection
about "What Dragonball has Taught Me"
. Dragonball has also "taught" me how AWESOME cartoon violence can be, but I don't go about punching/dismembering other people or throwing kamehamehas everywhere.
Nowadays, I think anime and pop culture still have important messages in addition to the entertainment factor. I recently watched Sword Art Online
(I know, I know, I'm soooo late) and I was intrigued by what Kirito said about how people's personalities are the same online and offline. We may act differently in each world, but aren't those personalities facets of who we are?
Yes, I'm saying if you're a jerk online, no matter how nice you are in real life, are still a jerk offline. Anonymity is not a free pass.
No one's perfect and everyone hopefully grows for the better eventually, ([link]
- I'm still embarrassed about my attitude) but it's nice to see a little reminder to better yourself in pop culture. SAO, thank you for reminding me about the importance of kindness and love, no matter where you are.
What have you learned from pop culture?Featured Artist:
I've been watching ~Power-J
for a long time and I love his (her?) sketchy and pastel-coloured art style. It's airy, bright, and brings a smile to my face.