MemberOctober 5, 2021 at 6:09 PM110 Network PointsActivity Points 360
Advertisements have become an essential part of the social media culture these days. Celebrities to social media influencers, everybody is trying to promote one brand or the other. Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things that we do not need. Others say that advertisements tell us about new products that may improve our lives.
Sometimes, these advertisements are over the top and encourage people to buy stuff that is not essential. For example, some famous cricketers promote “black water” these days, which they say is healthier. But this is a hoax. As tempting as it may seem, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea to buy such expensive products. And when people are not able to purchase these products, all they have is guilt and remorse.
I agree that advertisements tend to improve our lives, but somehow, it raises people’s societal expectations. If you tend to follow some advertisements and not purchase the products promoted, you might feel left out or not going well with the trend. Fear of missing out is real in this case. I would also like to point out some misleading advertisements pushing our teenagers towards anxiety and other body image disorders. A good illustration of this is the increased purchase of fairness creams. Plus, the fact that some famous faces endorse them makes it more unfortunate. These fancy-looking items play no role in an ordinary person’s life and tend to make it more miserable.
Taking everything into consideration, advertisements these days push people to buy unwanted things instead of sorting people’s lives.
Therefore as luring the advertisements be, we have to be meticulous enough before procuring any kind of products.