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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.
Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.
Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.
November by Walter de la Mare
Our consumers are influenced by vrious forms of advertising, is it good or not?
In today's material world, we are inundated with various forms of advertising. In my view, this can be dangerous as it encourages us to spend without thinking and young people, in particular, need some pretection from it.
The first point to make is that advertising does make us spend money we do not need to. There are nowdays many different ways companies promot their products and services, ranging from television commercials to simple flypers that we can not escape it. If, for example, you watch a footbal match on television, you will see the logos of the tournament spondors. Likewise, you watch the latest blockbuster movie, very probably you will see a product placed in the film by some advertising agency. The volume of this advertising means we, as consumers, tend to be profoundly influenced by it and buy without thinking.
It is not easy to decide how to regulate advertising. Clearly, governments should ought to restrict advertisements for harmful products such as alchool and tobacco.They do not have the power, however, to control other forms of advertising. This means we need to use our common sense when we go to the shops, and ask ourselves whether we really need to make that purchase or not. Parents should, however, ensure that young people are protected from too much explore to advertising. This can mean simply explaining that it is not necessary to buy the newest XBOX, or simply turning the television off.
My conclusion is we can not control advertising or its effects in the modern world, children should be encouraged not to pay too much attention to it.