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This month's Ensign has a great article about the Media. I was present in a lesson once that really stuck with me on just this subject.
The teacher had baked delicious cinnamon rolls and the scent filled the room as we talked about media and the choice we make. We discussed movies and music we enjoyed and then she asked us if there was anything "offensive" in these things we all loved. Our replies were varied but for the most part all of our answers went something like this "there may be one or two things but as a whole it is uplifting and wonderful."
As we talked about what was appropriate and what choices we wanted to make regarding what we watched and listened to the teacher was busy plating up the still hot cinnamon rolls. The smell was mouth watering. At the close of the lesson, she reminded us that even "one or two things can ruin something, that those one or two things can stick with us long after we turn off the tv or radio." We all collectively rolled our eyes. Old, stuffy people, they just don't understand and they don't want us to have ANY fun. They are so uncool. One or two little bad things doesn't ruin a whole movie!
As she handed out the cinnamon rolls we all noticed something on top of each one. It was a tiny, disgusting, cat turd (a REAL one). As we all balked she asked us what was wrong? It was just one little bad thing on one great cinnamon roll, surely we could pick it off and still consume the good parts. Separate it out.
We could not. And it is the same with the media we consume. We cannot separate the good from the bad in a show. We cannot unsee or unlisten to something. Our minds are the greatest storage facilities on the planet and will store away everything we are exposed to. It behooves us to choose wisely.
What do you think about the subject?