The article by Gilbert was filled with many appealing facts and information about the lives of teenagers.I found that this article relates very much to Rabys five discourses. I choose to write about a quote for this blog because this one really stood out to me and I have strong personal opinions about what was mentioned. “For several years, debate raged over whether or not mass culture, particularly in the guise of advertising, comic books, films, and other consumer entertainment aimed at youth, has misshapped a generation of American boys and girls (Gilbert).” I find this statement by the author to definitley be true and it pretty much speaks for itself. I believe that media and technology has definitley shaped teenagers as they grow. Their minds are focusing on the latest trends instead of enjoying their time growing up. I can remember my teenage years being with my friends and doing stuff actually “with them.” Now a days kids are talking with their friends online and it is becoming more socially acceptable. I was always outside playing with neighborhood friends or friends from school. My parents would have to call me in to come eat dinner which I would do, but then go right back outside. Life and times have definitley changed from when I was younger and even for previous generations. I didn’t have all this technology growing up so I had to make my own fun. I think that’s the huge disadvantage that children and teens have today. Their sense of fun is already made for them and they don’t use their imagination to create things because unforuntaley they no longer have to.