Popular culture has existed since the beginning of time. During every time period it has affected the people who live in it, affecting their thoughts, growth, development and actions. Popular culture has shaped the world in its own little way. This is still happening today. Popular culture exists in every culture, changing them continuously. It also affects the interaction between cultures eventually affecting the culture of the world as a whole.
Teenager’s in most cultures around the world, play video games, watch movies and dramas, or listen to music that shapes their interests. This, in turn, affects their choices and, in turn, affects their futures. Their future is the future of the world. Teenagers are the leaders and the politicians of the future. In an interview with our coach, Greg Davies, who was born and lived in Australia from 1976 to 2003, he said, “A lot of the music that [him and his friends] listened to affected the way [they] thought, the way [they] saw the world, and what [they] wanted to do with [their] lives.” Also, he said that the content that he watched on T.V. was more laid back. For example, Paul Hogan showed content in his show in the 1970’s that would only recently be acceptable in the U.S. on shows like Jackass. This laidback atmosphere portrayed on television shaped the way he thought and probably the nations a whole. He mentioned that when the Passion of the Christ came out in Australia there wasn’t nearly as much controversy over the film in Australia as in the U.S.