Blog: Society is the bully

Do you remember when you were a kid in middle school and there’s always this one mean girl walking through the halls, judging every inch of you. The way you dress and the way your hair looks that day, whether you’re wearing the most expensive shoes or the ugliest sweater. 

Is that the message we’re really trying to send to the viewers? That beauty and wild parties are the reality of this world? ”

— Belen Silva

What’s in and what’s out is the only thing she’s concerned with. She will lower your self esteem with one word and boost it right back up just the same. A worthless comment that shouldn’t matter because who is she to make you feel bad about yourself?

Well she is society.

Society has become the mean girl we try to forget. But it’s hard to forget something that constantly shows up on your television, your home, and the people around you. The commercials you see are the evil work of the social-climbing latter. According to them, Victoria Secret underwear will make you the sexiest woman alive and Axe body spray will make you irresistible to women. Or how buying Bud Light will make you the life of the part. Is that the message we’re really trying to send to the viewers? That beauty and wild parties are the reality of this world?

How you can achieve happiness, love and acceptance by wearing Maybelline make up or buying the right kind of beer for that killer party tonight?

Society makes us believe that if we don’t do these things we’re weird or anti-social. It’s expected that if some people want to have crazy fun then they can. But others don’t enjoy going to party and getting wasted. People like Kristina Georgia, main character in the book Crank, were never really the party going type until she was persuaded to try meth. She was an honor roll student who felt like it was possible to achieve a happier high while being under the influence.

Material things shouldn’t matter.