Next week I’ll be at a conference speaking to young people about deciphering truth in the midst of lies. We’ll be looking at several influences like social media, music and other entertainment media, observing the subtle messages they communicate.
Let’s try one.
Here’s a Diet Coke commercial you may have seen– I saw it in a movie theater before the most recent Avengers movie:
Some interesting advice:
It makes me feel good.
Life is short.
Just do you… whatever that is.
And then of course the slogan:
Because I can.
(I can’t figure out if that slogan sounds more like the answer a kindergartner responds when asked, “Why did you break all your friends crayons?” or the answer a serial killer provides.)
What did you get from this?
How do these messages compare with what we’re seeing in our culture right now?