There are many influences on society today. Michael Novak stated that there were three influences on any society; that being political influences, economic influences, and moral\cultural influences. The moral\cultural influences consists of the "voluntary associations" of a society, like the churches, media, education systems, and the people in this society. This is the particular influence in society that reminds me of the movie called, “Supersize Me.”
As portrayed in the film, there is a multitude of ways in which organizations, such as McDonald’s influence our lives. First they catch you on the tv commercials with jingles that stick in your head, and even years later you are capable of reciting, “ Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.” McDonald’s is also known for the place to have birthday parties. I remember when I was turning seven, I was all excited because my parents had reserved the playroom at McDonald’s for my friends and I. That was a memorable birthday, especially in the eyes of a young child.
In American society, the fast food world is so attractive and highly successful for many reasons. The high paced, don’t have enough time in the day society, that makes up most of the American’s, is one way in itself. The fast food industries are reliant on this sort of society. You can get in, eat your food and go. Another attraction about the fast food industry may be the economy now of days. With people losing their jobs more because of the depression, we can’t afford fancy meals anymore, therefore society resorts to fast food that is cheap.
Knowing that businesses and organizations have the ability of being so influential on our lives is greatly disturbing. For example, the illustration that ninety-six percent of American schoolchildren could identify Ronald McDonald. Also, the only fictional character with a higher degree of recognition was Santa Claus. The impact of...