Courtney Young Final Exam
“[I] have never felt more isolated
“It is silence that makes life readable”
“What makes music beautiful is “It’s OK to cry”but not the notes themselves what happens between them”
“It’s an addiction”
“Dating isn’t really dating anymore”
My media fast was somewhat successful. I chose to do it on a Saturday when I didn’t have school so I wasn’t on my tablet. The morning was strange after first waking up because usually the first thing that I do is grab my phone from under my pillow or off of my night stand, depending on whether or not I fall asleep with it in my hand. When it wasn’t in either one of those places it took me a minute to realize I was on the fast. I went to work almost immediately after I woke up and did fine for the most part until I ended up scrolling Pinterest on the office iPad. I didn’t even realize I was doing it until a costumer walked in. After that my fast went downhill. Almost as soon as I got home I checked my texts, twitter, snap chats, Instagram, and vine. I’m so addicted to it I couldn’t even help myself. To be media literate you have to be able to turn off what is happening in the world around you. You have to be able to look at a message and be able to know better. People who are media literate don’t hide from the media, they embrace it and counteract it. They know how to differentiate between what is good and what is bad in the media and judge things accordingly. I hope that I will continue to be media literate and to not absorb media messages.