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Unplug Yourself: How Advertising and Entertainment Shape Your Subconscious

Andre Evans
January 11th, 2012
Updated 11/06/2012 at 9:00 pm
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They say the subconscious is more powerful than the conscious. Usually, people are more influenced by their innate subconscious desires or intent than a rational and planned decision. This aspect of human nature is heavily influenced by your daily activity.

How Corporations Influence Your Subconscious

In western society, the subconscious mind of the individual is often subject to a number of heavy influences, through entertainment mediums especially. Television, movies, and music create a profound subconscious effect on the human mind that influences and dictates the choices that they will make to at least some degree.

If you see a certain car advertisement, whether or not you rationally decide your stance on it, you are being pre-programmed to at least accept or acknowledge any claims made by the advertisement itself.

Likewise, the choice of television shows and dramatic elements appearing on TV have a psychological influence on those who watch them. According to statistics, by age 18 the average American youth will have seen over 200,000 simulated acts of violence. The glorification of drug and alcohol use predisposes an individual to rationally accept and sometimes consent to these actions.

The human self image is psychologically manipulated. When you compare yourself to a famous individual or a person who is depicted as ‘successful’, you may be setting yourself up to subconsciously feel less valuable from the comparison. This subconscious act creates people who are wildly insecure about their physical and mental image.

Romance and sex is also psychologically implanted through advertisements and drama. The use of sex appeal to sell products is obvious. Similarly, dramatic scenes of love and romantic feelings often prey on the human desire to feel loved, and will program an individual to act or react to those situations in certain ways. Displays of sexual suggestiveness and simulated depictions of sexual relations in media all contribute to influencing increased sexual activity in young people. Not only that, but they also lead to unhealthy obsession with sex into later years, generally resulting in pornography usage.

Its not just television and movies either. With internet advertising, viral videos depicting most of these things in horrific detail, and video games, a horde of negative media pervades over society. This power of subconscious influence guides and decides the goals, desires, and opinions of each individual.

A blurring of reality with fiction occurs in this scenario, where the individual is influenced to orient themselves in alignment with these false goals and aspirations that are implanted into them through these mediums. In extreme cases, their ability to distinguish reality from fiction is impaired, and culminates in some explosive form. If you add drugs to the entire equation (legal or illegal), you may end up with self destruction.

Unplug Yourself from Subconscious Influence

If you are  aware of the psychological programming, you can intellectually dissent to it, despite the fact that its continued appearance will dull your senses to how serious the programming actually is. People who are exposed to simulated violence, sex, substance abuse, and drama often become upset, whereas the average person may simply accept these things as easily as they have incrementally conditioned to lose perspective.

It’s highly important to be aware of the psychological programming that occurs on a daily basis. People are taught to live in a simulated reality, with pre determined goals, aspirations, and false expectations. Unplug yourself and others from this form of subconscious influence, thereby unlocking your full potential- rather than being unconsciously controlled by a vague ideal or false images.

About Andre Evans:
Andre Evans has studied the connection between mind and body for the majority of his professional career, offering insights as to why we do the things that we do and how to change our lives for the better. Highlighting the extreme power of the mind and the numerous neurological reasons that you may be experiencing a health crisis, Andre breaks down exactly how to melt away your stress levels and enjoy your life the way you should -- naturally.

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  • adam

    TV watching countless videos and learning about all different kinds of film. Vicki now prides in her large collection of DVDs.

  • Galactia2000

    I have never really paid much attention to understand the importance and significance of psychology and its influences on our conscious. After reading this Article, I have to admit that this is very interesting and out of realization- very true.

    I , myself have found myself watching movies and getting emotionally and psychologically attached whereby I tend to recycle some events from the movies whilst asleep without sudden realization. I experience phases where I feel insecure about myself…. Furthermore I would definitely agree with new age 2012… I think with the increase in advancement of technology, the money-making industries (especially the entertainment industry) is developing some kind of superiority and humans are on the verge on being subconsciously controlled (especially through the manipulation of technology).

    So many people are ignorant and it is because of this ignorance that they have such little knowledge or awareness of what is really going on behind the adverts, movies and so forth.

  • new age 2012

    many thanks Ben

  • new age 2012

    there is nothing in this article that is not a fact. We are being controlled on a regular basis, im sure some of u would agree that the matrix movie is not a coincidence, it is reality. The world will change very soon, we are living in the end times no doubt.

  • Subhakar Rao

    Nice Information

  • CF

    would add that Middle Ages, Catholic writers and some societies outlawed advertsing under the guild systems….far better then unions….

  • CF

    A few things. Article is correct, advertising creates a class conscience and a "keeping up with Joneses". Resetto-look into what made them healthy and then, decline…..

    Wnet recently to see the Girl with Dragon Tattoo movie…good story, but would advise in light of this article, to avoid it-why?

    We had at least 2 characters blase about adultery, 2-3 sex scenes and a rather graphic rape/sodomy scene.

    I am a former Cop/CSI and married 16 yrs, not a prude on normal heterosexual sex, Christian and I was extremely uncomfortable through 1/2 the movie, so too, the wife.

    Oh and forgot, there is a graphic Lesbian scene-so we have un-natural and preverse, anti-natural sex to boot….

    Said movie, again, could easily leave much of graphic out and still get the story lines out there…..bothered me far more then entertained me…..

  • Raoul Ramdjan

    Forgot. and a happy new year to everyone. May God, Allah, Budah and even nothing, bless your souls and give you the power to survive 2012

    • CF

      a lot of New agy-ness….Buddha, dead and rotting in the ground….God is eternal and we are all "wired" to Him……Christ, risen and eternal savior….

  • Ben Franklin (pre-de

    A decent article, however, there is so much left out of the discussion.

    "When you compare yourself to a famous individual or a person who is depicted as ‘successful’, you may be setting yourself up to subconsciously feel less valuable from the comparison."

    It goes far beyond just feeling 'less valuable'. It creates a mentality of worship. The endless number of award shows also aid in the creation of a worship mentality in the masses. It is the reason that the celebrity "reality" TV shows are so successful, American Idol (and similar programs) are so popular, and millions of pop culture focused magazines are sold on a weekly basis. How many times have you heard someone refer to the emotion they associate with a star as "love"? As in, "Oh I LOVE Lady Gaga!". It isn't the music or the fashion, it is Lady Gaga herself which is loved for whatever conscious reasons the person can conjure up to excuse their worship mindset.

    "A blurring of reality with fiction occurs in this scenario, where the individual is influenced to orient themselves in alignment with these false goals and aspirations that are implanted into them through these mediums."

    I'm in major agreement with you, here. The media's usage of new production techniques such as cheaper film quality and purposeful 'involuntary' camera movement can create a "realistic" scenario where people start to be unable to distinguish between obvious TV fakery and real life. Many commercials now feature "spur of the moment" scenarios where the people are presented as real "people on the street". A few of these commercials may even be actual random "man on the street" opinions. But even those are filmed several times to gain the "proper" reaction the advertisers are looking for. None of it is genuine reality. And that is something that is SEVERELY blurring the lines of reality and fiction. The "HD" phenomenon is only making it worse, and the inevitable true-3d holographic technology that will soon be out will completely destroy that disappearing line between reality and fantasy.

    One last thing. I'm not sure if you include marijuana, mushrooms, or peyote in your discussion of "drugs". However, these natural plants and fungi have been used throughout millenia as a method for spiritual enlightenment and expansion of consciousness. I don't think it is right to condemn all of what the legal system calls "drugs" as detrimental to the human condition.

    Keep up the good work.


    • Raoul Ramdjan

      Dear Ben,

      So true what you say. I could not write it in better words. definately will use it for my kids and other people. Thank you.

  • Shane

    Great article. I got rid of my TV two years ago. I take my glasses off when I walk because of all the advertising garbage I have to walk through around my office (Seoul, South Korea). And I do something that's really helped me…I read. A lot. History, mostly.

    Of course I do use the internet. I watch documentaries on YouTube, get news from David Icke, Drudge and skim CNN every day.

    And I notice daily how blind and sheep-like the general population is. I know that I was one of them. It's sad.

    Good luck everyone and happy 2012!

    • MD

      I applaud you Shane for waking up and getting rid of the most dangerous item in the home. The TV! While there is helpful and useful information on the web, I'm sure you're cautious there too. Drudge & CNN are mega mind controllers, appearing (deceitfully) to be on opposite sides of the "left/right paradigm". Keep cracking the history books… Peace!

  • John Taylor

    Ditch the TV

    Stop reading celebrity gossip bullsh1t

    Use Firefox addons like Ad Blocker to stop internet ads infectiong your webpages

  • http://?? Ray Howard

    Interesting article however… good idea to edit for spelling and/or sentence structure…

    Example? influence, not influlence; ” …if you are aware “, not ” Of course, if you at least aware… “, etc.

    But… I believe your work and web site to be terrific… my thanks to you. Happy New year !!