The 30 Day Media Diet Launches An Intellectual Diet Program

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The 30 Day Media Diet Launches An Intellectual Diet Program

August 15
01:42 2020
Replace tabloids for books, social media posts for proverbs, and cable news for films

More than ever, the need for a dedicated and professional press is crucial to help the general public discern amidst the flurry of opinions and slanted reportage that vie for our attention across the several social media platforms we use daily.

Ever since smartphones became our daily purveyors of media content, we’ve gradually allowed a larger share of opinions on a given subject of the day, than we were ordinarily accustomed to, and those belonging to Generation Z, wouldn’t even remember a time before social media, when news were segmented to daily and nightly routines. The founders of The 30 Day Media Diet, think this change has brought about a new element to our daily lives: saturation.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who often felt tired and consumed by this ever-present cycle of information in our social media age; there never seemed to be a proper time to process and digest the news of a single day, so when I first encountered the 30 Day Media Diet, I felt intrigued.

To replace tabloids for books, social media posts for proverbs, and cable news for films? Interesting concept.

What the 30 Day Media Diet suggests, is to balance out our daily intake of information, with these robust intellectual mediums, so they can have a more democratic share in the formation of our ideas.

Sure, one could always read more, see more documentaries, some would say, but the interesting method used in selecting and combining the films and the books, is what makes this 30 Day Media Diet special.

Seeking perspective on how a present controversial subject, (like anti-immigration) played out against a different group and at a different time, as shown in the 1937 movie “Black Legion” by Archie Mayo, which is part of the Diet’s regime, opens up a different perspective on the matter, one that could only have been gained by stepping out of context and looking to the past, through an artistic medium.

It gave me at least a more principled awareness that the issue of assimilating a new group into an open society can be as insidious for the Mexicans now as it was yesterday for the Poles, but that it may be, after all, just a transitional phenomenon, that will eventually tame itself.

Of course these opinions are subjective, but the point of being exposed to different films or books like Jean Paul Sartre’s “Nausea” or “Cradle-to-Cradle” which espouse different ideas on subjects like the individual and environmentalism, was crucial to make me realize that, moving forward, I would be sounding off the issues of the day, with the lessons we can gain from History, Literature and Films.

Their ultimate purpose is for everyone to treat their minds in a curatorial way “like a museum, not a warehouse” as their catchphrase promotes, to stave off the worst effects of our information age, and to take the bigger share in the formation of our ideas, instead of just being on the receiving end.

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Company Name: The 30 Day Media Diet
Contact Person: Ignassen Mather
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Phone: 6465759692
Country: United States

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