Do you realize how influential advertising really is? According to David Shenk, author of Data Smog, you'll watch an average of 22,000 hours of television before graduating from high school. These hours contain over a quarter of a million commercials, and it is these commercials that dictate what you should wear, how you should look, how you should act, and what you should have. Persuasive advertising tactics go so far as making some people feel inadequate or bad about themselves.
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