Issues across Disciplines

Issuesacross Disciplines

Issuesacross Disciplines

Prompt#1: Media &amp Popular Culture


Thecontinuous and unchecked use of television has more adverse effectsthat its importance in the provision of information. However, rarelydo people realize the adverse effects before they actually become adisaster. Watching television leads to addiction and can evencontribute to a sense of laziness (Muller, 2014). Specifically, whenpeople spend many time glued on televisions, they realize that therewas something else important that they were supposed to do but which,they did not do. Additionally, watching television has its fair shareof health defects. Specifically, many of those who watch it for longhours have experienced cases of obesity because they have no time forphysical exercise. More importantly, television watching isresponsible for the loss of social ties between people, as everyoneis just concerned with watching television. As a result, peopleshould beware of these impacts and try as much as possible to limitthe time that they spend on watching television program.

Figure1: Graphic of a person watching television. Obtained from

Mypersonal experience of television viewing has confirmed the adverseeffects that have been discussed in the above paragraph.Specifically, I have developed a habit of watching news every morningeven when there is no specific event or program of interest. I havetried without success to stop this behavior as it wastes some of mytime, which I would otherwise use for other important activities. Assuch, I have been addicted and I cannot find a way out of this.Additionally, I have watched some of friends grapple with the effectsof overweight and obesity because they spend most of their timewatching television. Actually, one friend of mine confined that he isfinding it very hard to talk face to face with his parents despitethe fact that they live nearly a kilometer apart. These testamentsprove the case that the excessive watching of television isdetrimental to social and mental aspects of our behavior.

Prompt#2: Literature and the Arts: Why they matter


Thisutensil offers the utility of two utensils: a spoon and a straw.Aykanian who was working as an industrial engineer cum inventordesigned it. The spoon is disposable and therefore, no need to mindabout its durability. The following is the figure of the spoon thatis akin to the 7-Eleven`s trademark Slurpees.

Figure2: Aykanian, A. (1968) Spoon Straw. Retrieved from

Artis anything creative and which offers a solution to a certainproblem. Although people may approach arts as providing pleasure,they get to understand how viewing a particular art awakens theircreative minds. Specifically, after viewing a piece of art, peopledevelop different tastes having more love for some of the pieces ofart and disliking others (Muller, 2014). This arises from thediscernment that they make based on the features of the art. As such,they are transformed into thinking about how the art would have beenbetter. Although they might consider this passive, it is a great wayof participating in creativity and innovation. As such, art enablespeople to realize their creative potential by observing others peopleworks and deciding what can be made better. As such, arts is acritical part of creativity that should be embraced by all.

Notdone be sure to describe the specific piece you have chosen, andinclude the image if possible


Aykanian,A. (1968) Spoon Straw. Retrieved from

Muller,G. H. (2014). The McGraw-Hill reader: Issues across disciplines (12thed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.&nbsp